Apprehension of Jesus in the Gospel of John by Josaphat C. Tam

By Josaphat C. Tam

Josaphat C. Tam discusses the 'apprehension of Jesus' suggestion in John's Gospel by means of targeting the apostle's use of seeing, listening to, understanding, witnessing, remembering and believing phrases. In so doing, the writer contributes to a greater figuring out of the idea that and John's persuasive suggestions through delineating a four-phased apprehension of Jesus in keeping with the final plot. in this foundation, he postulates 4 features of John's meant influence. to start with, John has a twin faith-engendering aim exact at believers and non-believing alike whereas he secondly skillfully reminds his viewers of the significance of Jesus' 'presentness' as a residing, omniscient and divine being. Thirdly, the prior actions of 'seeing' and 'hearing' within the Gospel are linked to interpreting John's reliable testimony within the current. eventually, the idea or unbelief of readers is uncovered to tough chances while the narrated Jesus is encountered.

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