- The Oxford Handbook of Johannine Studies
- The Text of The Gospel and Letters of John
- Literary Sources of the Gospel and Letters of John
- John and other Gospels
- The Story of the Johannine Community and its Literature
- The Beloved Disciple, the Fourth Evangelist, and the Authorship of the Fourth Gospel
- The Gospel of John and Archaeology
- The Jews of the Fourth Gospel
- The Johannine Literature in a Greek Context
- The Johannine Literature and Contemporary Jewish Literature
- The Johannine Literature and the Gnostics
- The Fourth Gospel as Narrative and Drama
- Ideological Readings of the Fourth Gospel
- Gender and the Fourth Gospel
- Social-Scientific Readings of the Gospel and Letters of John
- Symbolism and ‘Signs’ in the Fourth Gospel
- Dualism and the World in the Gospel and Letters of John
- Eschatology and Time in the Gospel of John
- The Person of Jesus Christ in the Gospel of John
- The Purpose of the Ministry and Death of Jesus in the Gospel of John
- Faith, Eternal Life, and the Spirit in the Gospel of John
- Ethics in Community in the Gospel and Letters of John
- Temple, Festivals, and Scripture in the Gospel Of John
- The Johannine Literature and the Canon
- Johannine Commentaries in the Early Church
- Index Locorum
- General Index
Abstract and Keywords
Archaeology has played a significant role in debates over how the narrative details and place names in the Gospel of John should be read. Whereas some scholars have claimed that many were fictitious and intended to be symbolic, others have demonstrated that the majority could be verified as historical by archaeology and by contemporary literature. In so far as archaeology has shown the Gospel includes information that is more specific and accurate than that given in the Synoptics, there has been a new appreciation of the extent to which material in the Gospel is historical. In turn this has implications for the larger study of the Gospel.
Urban C. von Wahlde is Professor of New Testament at Loyola University in Chicago. His main areas of research are the Gospel and Letters of John, including its archaeology. He is the author of The Earliest Version of John’s Gospel: Recovering the Gospel of Signs (1989) and The Gospel and Letters of John (2010).
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