Re: [John_Lit] Two witnesses
- Dear James,
If the Beloved Disciiple was an historical figure who was present
at the events nominated - the Last Supper/Farewell Discourse,
Jesus' crucifixion, the Galilean resurrection appearance - and if
the Gospel of John was written earlier rather than later (all of
which I hold), then it is quite possible - even probable - that the
witnesses (at least two) who added their impimatur to the
gospel (21:24) were fellow witnesses of the events described in
the gospel. It is even possible that they were fellow apostles (as
per the Muratorian Fragment).
<<<I wonder if this means we should give John priority in
historical research about Jesus from now on! :)>>>
The priority of John over Matthew and Luke is exactly what I have
argued for. See my recent post #3094 and response to some
questions about it at #3122.