I have been thinking again about 21:23 and the tradition that the BD was not
to die - in relation to the "John" of Revelation.
This "John" hears "Jesus Christ" (via an angel) say that events (which
include the Parousia) "must soon take place" (1:1; 22:6), and more to the
point hears "I am coming soon" four times (3:11; 22:7; 22:12; 22:20).
This must have led to a popular belief that this "John" would not die before
I'm working on the idea that the two traditions are related.
Does anyone else think along these lines?