King of the Jews: Temple Theology in John's Gospel

King of the Jews: Temple Theology in John's Gospel

Margaret Barker


in basic terms John's Gospel says that Jesus used to be crucified as Jesus the Nazorean, the King of the Jews. Jesus was once the keeper of the methods of the 1st temple in Jerusalem. those had virtually been misplaced while the Moses traditions got here to dominate within the second-temple interval. Jesus' challenge used to be to revive the methods of the unique temple. He entrusted his visions to John the Elder, a priestly disciple in Jerusalem, and John compiled them into the e-book of Revelation. Later, John wrote his Gospel to teach how the visions have been fulfilled. The heritage to the Fourth Gospel is temple culture. John exhibits how Jesus' debates with the Jews targeted at the nice distinction among the area of the second one temple and the realm of the priest-kings of the 1st temple from which Christianity emerged. The Johannine neighborhood have been the Hebrew disciples of Jesus who observed themselves because the actual excessive priesthood restored.

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