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date: 19 February 2019

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This essay provides an overview of the Jews as characters within the Gospel of John. After a discussion of the Gospel’s usage of the term ‘ioudaios/ioudaioi’ (‘Jew, Jews’) in the Gospel and its role within the narrative, the essay explores the function of this term within the Gospel’s symbolic world, the fraught question of the possible referent(s) of the Gospel’s usage of the term, and the contribution of the term to the Gospel’s rhetorical intent. The essay concludes with some brief comments on anti-Judaism in the Gospel of John.

Keywords: Jew/Jews in John, Johannine rhetorical intent, Johannine narrative criticism, anti-Judaism in John, symbolic characters in John

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