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LIBERTY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

COMMENTARY SEARCH ON APORIA IN THE 21ST CHAPTER OF JOHN

WRITTEN FOR PROFESSOR THOMAS CAMPBELL
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE COURSE
NBST 655 THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

BY DENISE WATSON-SMITH #221890

July 15, 2012

LYNCHBURG, VA

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………...3
COMMENTARY ANALYSIS…………..………………………………………………..3 D.A. Carson……………………………………………………………………….3 W. Hall Harris III………………………………………………………………….4 Leon Morris……………………………………………………………………….6
DISCUSSION/EVALUATION …………………………………………………….…….6
CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………………..……..7
BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………………………………………………9

INTRODUCTION
Within the Gospel of John lies a tremendous amount of texts that offer an
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Morris contends that if there were not any controversy within the earlier chapters, scholars would believe one author wrote the entire Gospel of John or that another author penned chapter 2. It is interesting to note that there is no real decisiveness either way when it comes to this particular Gospel, that either it was written by the author of the entire book or someone different wrote this one. Morris and Carson agree that if any additions to the gospel account would had to have been added very early due to the fact that none of the traditional writings have been located without the 21st chapter included.
DISCUSSION/EVALUATION
All three commentaries were most insightful when it came to this particular topic, that it was discovered that Harris and Carson were more in depth with their view than Morris. One thing that is good to note that all three do argue that chapter 21 is important to the relationship of the entire Gospel of John, and instead of it being an addendum, it appears to be a conclusion, even though the argument can be made that chapter 20 appears to be the conclusion. The commentaries offered more evidence for the authorship of chapter 21 being the same author as the previous chapters as opposed to it being a different author altogether. Though the authors of the commentaries seem to agree regarding the authorship of chapter 21, it is also interesting to see that there will

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