Monday, April 21, 2008

The Gospel of John and the OT

"While John does quote the Old Testament to speak of promises fulfilled in Jesus, more often he draws out the significance of Jesus' deeds or words by explaining them in terms of motifs and imagery drawn from the pages of the Old Testament and from Jewish interpretive traditions".

M.M. Thompson, 'The gospel according to John,' in The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels, ed. Stephen G. Barton (Cambridge: CUP, 2007), 185.

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