By Catrin H. Williams, Christopher C. Rowland
John's Gospel has typically been considered as the least apocalyptic rfile within the New testomony. This intriguing new assortment redresses the stability by way of exploring the ways that the apocalyptic literature of moment Temple Judaism has contributed to the theology and outlook of John's Gospel.
Given that John, just like the Jewish apocalyptic texts, is basically fascinated with the subject of revelation, the individuals study how apocalyptic rules might help to provide an explanation for the Johannine portrayal of Jesus because the messenger despatched from heaven to bare the divine mysteries, in addition to the Gospel's presentation of the job of the Spirit, its realizing of evil, and the meant results of this 'apocalypse in opposite' on its readers and hearers. The hugely unusual members comprise, John Ashton, Christopher Rowland, April DeConick, Judith Lieu and Jorg Frey.
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Well, thought John ruefully, since he regarded himself, like the rest of the Qumran community, very much as belonging to ‘the people of the Holy Ones’, that will be the day! 23-25). 5-6). 26). More than many days, thought John, many years! Daniel, so secretive hitherto, had at last revealed his secret – admitting that what he was writing then, just after he had these visions, would not be understood until long afterwards. The real meaning of all this would strike John years later, as he in his turn wrote an account of Jesus’ words and deeds that had much greater signi¿cance for him and his own contemporaries than it did for those who actually saw what Jesus did and heard what he said.
Just as John’s use of the gospel form is most easily explained if we suppose that he actually knew one of the other Gospels in written form, so the structural resemblances of his Gospel to the apocalypses is most easily accounted for if we suppose him to have been acquainted with at least one of these – and I have argued that 1 Enoch is the most likely candidate. 13), he must surely have intended to exclude Enoch’s claims also. 1 ASHTON Intimations of Apocalyptic 33 them’. 60 If this is true of Paul, how much truer is it of John?
2). 531). 531. 17). ) He also knows a double mystery, concerning the fate, ¿rst of sinners, and then of ‘the righteous and pious and wise’. What follows (chs. 106–108) is a kind of appendix to all that precedes: the story of the birth of Noah. Lamech, alarmed by the weird appearance of his new-born son, runs to his father Methuselah for counsel. 12). Once again, coming as they do from a heavenly source, these are no ordinary facts, and this is no ordinary truth. As Nickelsburg points out, in no fewer than six passages in this ¿nal section of 1 Enoch, ‘the author attests with an oath that he has learned from the heavenly tablets God’s hidden purpose to recompense the righteous’ (cf.
John's Gospel and intimations of apocalyptic by Catrin H. Williams, Christopher C. Rowland