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Abiding Words: The Use of Scripture in the Gospel of John
edited by Alicia D. Myers and Bruce G. Schuchard
SBL Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-1-62837-095-9 | Cloth: 978-1-62837-094-2 | Paper: 978-1-62837-093-5
Library of Congress Classification BS2615.52.A25 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 226.506


A collection of essays by experts from around the world

Like the other New Testament Gospels, the Gospel of John repeatedly appeals to Scripture (Old Testament). Preferring allusions and “echoes” alongside more explicit quotations, however, the Gospel of John weaves Scripture as an authoritative source concerning its story of Jesus. Yet, this is the same Gospel that is often regarded as antagonistic toward “the Jews,” especially the Jewish religious leaders, depicted within it.


  • Introduces and updates readers on the question of John’s employment of Scripture

  • Showcases useful approaches to more general studies on the New Testament’s use of Scripture, sociological and rhetorical analyses, and memory theory

  • Explores the possible implications surrounding Scripture usage for the Gospel audiences both ancient and contemporary

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