Re: [John_Lit] John as Trial
"Truth on Trial" deals specifically with the 4G although there are 8 brief
references made to the 1st epistle in the book.
Take care and best wishes,
>From: "Bob Wilson" <robtdwilson@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [John_Lit] John as Trial
>Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 23:02:38 -0000
>Lorna & Kevin,
>Thanks for the information about legal terms in John's Gospel: this
>will add more fuel to my fire and I am interested in reading both the
>scripture mentioned & both of the books. However, since the 2 books
>are not currently on my bookshelf, I am interested in knowing if they
>deal specifically with the Gospel or do they add discussion on the
>legal nature of the 1st Epistle?
>Lorna Wilson Wrote:
> > If not already mentioned, I recommend, Andrew Lincoln's
> > book, "Truth on Trial: The Lawsuit Motif in the Fourth Gospel"
> > by Hendrickson, Nov 2000 ISBN
> > 1-56563-282-6 for further studies on trial motifs in John.
>Kevin Anderson wrote:
> > Francis Maloney, in the second volume of his three-volume
> > commentary (Signs and Shadows:
> > Reading John 5--12) deals with the conflict episodes as a trial.
> > His heading for the section dealing with 5:31-47 is entitled
> > "Witness and Accusation" (p. 19), and he makes specific reference
> > to trial language on pages 23-24, 26, 95, and 111 (for starters).
>Kevin also wrote:
> > I am intrigued by your reference to John's interest in written
> > things as a reflection of the trial or legal themes in John/1 John.
>When building my grammatical outline of 1 John (remember diagramming
>sentences?), The pre-eminence of the 'writing/have written' sections
>stood out so much that I boxed them separately to emphasize what I
>felt was John's emphasis. Legal document or not, the author
>definitely wanted us to know what he was doing and why! I agree with
>you, Kevin, on the greater 'feel' of destiny flowing deliberately
>from the pen. What an awesome privilege he had!
>Because of HIM
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