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For As Yet They Did Not Know the Scripture’ (John 20:9): A Study in Narrative Time

Moloney, Francis J. (2014) For As Yet They Did Not Know the Scripture’ (John 20:9): A Study in Narrative Time. Irish Theological Quarterly, 79 (2). pp. 97-111. ISSN 0021-1400

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Reference to ‘the Scripture’ that Peter and the Beloved Disciple do not ‘yet’ understand in John 20:9 remains a problem for interpreters of John. Which passage from Israel’s Sacred Scriptures lies behind this conclusion to the episode of the two disciples at the empty tomb? This essay argues that John 20:9 is part of a larger narrative and theological strategy (see also 2:22; 12:16; 20:30–31) that presents the Gospel of John as ‘Scripture.’ The disciples, players in the story, do ‘not yet’ know this Scripture. A later generation, those who have the Gospel of John in hand, who have not seen yet believe (v. 29), have access to a Scripture ‘written’ that they may go on believing (vv. 30–31).

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Scripture, John 20:9, Narrative Time
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 04:35
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 04:53
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2530

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