ENGC17H3S Feb 27 2013
The Gospel’s IV
Nazaneth/ Galilee vs. Jerusalem/ Judas
1)-“ Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth” (1:46)
1)Nazareth in North vs. Jerusalem in the south
46And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and
2)-“Out of Galilee ariseth no prophet” (7:52)
3)-“Hath not the scriptures said, that Christ cometh of the seed of David” (7:42)
3)Does not believe it is possible that the chosen one should come out of Nazareth (not a likely place).
“The Jews” in the Gospel of John
1)-Jesus’s encounter with Samaritan
1)Not usually trusted: Jews have no deals with Samaritans. Technically all Israelites should be God’s
chosen people/ Northern Israelites r Samaritans and Southern Judas r Jews.
2)-“Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a devil?” (8:48)
2)Do not believe what Jesus claims/ no faith. Implication that Samaritans r other and worse than Jews.
He is a Jew living in exile in the North.
3)-Incident regarding healed man walking on the Sabbath (5:8-18)
3)Jews feel they r closer to God/Jesus is not pious. Jesus then is persecuted and he is the enemy of Jews.
Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
9And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the
The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
11He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
12Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a
worse thing come unto thee.
15The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the
17But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. 18
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God
was his Father, making himself equal with God.
4)-Response to the healed blind man (9:17-22)
4)Portrayed that they r not Jews to correlate. Afraid of them and heir power n would be cast out of
17They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a
18But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the
parents of him that had received his sight.
19And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?
His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
21But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him:
he shall speak for himself.
22These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did
confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
5)-Raising of Lazarus (11:43-57)
5)Converted into believers n some tattle on Jesus. Not all the Jews r persecutors.
43And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a
napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
46But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many
If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place
49And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish
And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that
And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered
Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.
54Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness,
into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.
55And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover,
to purify themselves. 56Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will
not come to the feast?
Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he
should shew it, that they might take him.
John’s description of Jesus
1)-Jesus the son of God.
a)-“Ye are from beneath, I am from above…” (8:23)
a)Stands as ur own witness for who u r. Claims he is above the common rule/ his claim of
knowledge of everything is true.
b)-“I am one that bear witness of myself and the father that sent me…” (8:13-18)
c)-“Before Abraham was, I am” (8:53-59)
c)1800 yrs older, before Abraham/ infinite/ nt to be understood in human terms. Claims Abraham
enjiced bc he knew about Jesus.
d)-“For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not and who should
betray Him” (6:64)
d)Jesus knows n aware of everything that happens.
e)-“I have power to lay it down and I have the power to take it again” (10:17-18)