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The Gospel of John – Prologue

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About the Course

In this course, Dr James Carleton Paget (University of Cambridge) explores John 1:1-18 (The Prologue). In the first module, we introduce The Prologue, and the debate concerning the authorship of The Prologue in relation to the authorship of John’s Gospel. In the second module, we unpack John’s presentation of Jesus in terms of his references to the Hebrew Bible, Greek syntax, soteriology, and Christology. In the third module, we examine the Jewish background to John’s Prologue, before looking at the possible Hellenistic/Greek background in the fourth module. In the fifth and final module, we view John’s Gospel as a polemic based on John’s presentation of the figure of John the Baptist and John’s deployment of citations from the Hebrew Bible.

About the Lecturer

James Carleton Paget is a lecturer in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are research interests in Jewish-Christian relations in antiquity, ancient Jewish Christianity, inter-testamental Judaism and the history of ancient biblical interpretation. His publications include Jews, Christians and Jewish Christians in Antiquity (2010) and The Epistle of Barnabas: Outlook and Background (1994)

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