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Sunday, April 25, 2010

The stranger from heaven


- John the Evangelist, Gospel Book of Abbot Wedricus

I've often wondered why John's gospel seems different from the others, so it was with interest that I saw that Duke University New Testament professor Mark Goodacre has a new podcast posted at the NT Pod - How does John differ from the Synoptics? - which sheds light on the subject. I especially liked the part in which Mark compared the "stranger from heaven" Jesus of Marinus de Jonge to E.T. :) - it's worth a listen.

For those interested, you can read more on the differences between the gospels in chart form at Jesuit Felix Just's page - The Four Gospels: Some Comparative Overview Charts


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