This historical-critical examine of the Gospel of John and the 1st Epistle of John demanding situations the widely held view that the 1st Johannine epistle is expounded to the Gospel. Sproston argues that the 2 writings are in some way comparable via a standard Johannine culture. A comparability of the 2 consequently permits conventional fabric within the evangelist's paintings to be remoted, improving our knowing of the inventive approaches excited by its composition. The account of the elevating of Lazarus is conscientiously analysed as a try out case for this type of analysis.

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