- 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
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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.
Adele Reinhartz is Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her main areas of research are New Testament, early Jewish-Christian relations, and the Bible and Film. She is the author of Befriending the Beloved Disciple: A Jewish Reading of the Gospel of John (2001), Caiaphas the High Priest (2011), and Bible and Cinema: An Introduction (2013).
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