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The First Days of Jesus and the Role of the Disciples: A STUDY OF JOHN 1:19-51.

Moloney, Francis J. (2017) The First Days of Jesus and the Role of the Disciples: A STUDY OF JOHN 1:19-51. Australian Biblical Review, 65. pp. 61-77. ISSN 0045-0308

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Abstract

The Prologue to the Fourth Gospel (John 1:1-18) introduces the reader/listener to the narrative of 1:19-51. Set within the temporal markers of four days (1:29, 35, 43), leading into "on the third day" of 2:1, the narrative features the witness of the Baptist (1:19-34) and the vocation of the first disciples (1:35-51). The 'days' do not form a 'week' opening Jesus' ministry, but reflect a liturgical tradition surrounding the Jewish celebration of Pentecost. Unlike traditional biblical and especially Gospel vocation stories, the response of the disciples to Jesus matches neither the Christology of the Prologue nor the Christological witness of the Baptist. Their limited faith-response leads the reader/listener further into the narrative, asking questions about the nature of authentic Johannine faith.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Jesus, Disciples, John 1:19-51.
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: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 01:28
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2018 01:28
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3258

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