Re: [John_Lit] Re: John as Title
- ProfRam@... wrote:
> Another way of putting it is that perhaps the Gospel of John begins the wayAn interesting way of looking at it. This would "preserve," in v. 15, an "authentic" riddle of John then? It is unusual that the author
> it does precisely because the author had a tradition of John's pronouncement
> in 1:15 and 30. So he put 1:1-5 first and then verse 6 simply in order to
> illustrate v 15, by showing that Jesus preceded John in eternity even though
> John's ministry preceded his in time. Could it possibly be that simple?
"likes" the saying enough to repeat it twice, and has John allude to it even in 3:28. Do you think John's [real, historical] prophetic
activity was explicitly messianic in some way?