Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Publications

Title

Anti-Judaism, John the Baptist, and the Gospel of John

Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

The subject of this thesis is the relationship between anti-Judaism and John the Baptist in the Gospel of John. The aim of this study is to use the Baptist's character as a means of better understanding the Evangelist's attitude towards the Jewish people and their religion.

Chapter 1 introduces this project by briefly describing the problematic language in the Gospel of John that has led to the accusation of anti-Judaism and establishing the need for this study. The second chapter explains the methodological approach that will guide this thesis. This is followed by a survey of thesubject of anti-Judaism in the Gospel of John. Chapter 4 examines major Jewish religious institutions in the Gospel of John. The purpose of this chapter is to understand the Evangelist's attitude towards the Jewish people and Judaism. This is followed by a three-fold discussion of John the Baptist: (1) a brief historical examination; (2) John the Baptist in the Gospel of John; and (3) John the Baptist in the Synoptics.

Keywords

Philosophy, religion and theology

Comments

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

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