It is an honor and a joy to raise my voice together with yours on this great day in the praise of our father among the Saints, John Chrysostom.
The Beloved Disciple One of the biggest mysteries in biblical scholarship concerns the identity of "the disciple whom Jesus loved. In addition, John Yet, oddly, it never gives his name. The other three gospels don't give his name either.
In fact they never even mention this "Beloved Disciple" as he is often called. They also say nothing about any disciple leaning on Jesus during the Last Supper or witnessing the crucifixion. Their total silence on the matter only adds to the mystery. Church tradition does provide a name.
It asserts that the Beloved Disciple was none other than John the son of Zebedee, the brother of James, and one of the original twelve disciples. This is why the fourth gospel is named John. In fact the tradition identifies John as the actual author of the gospel, not just the source of information for another writer.
Most biblical scholars doubt that John was the final author. The gospel is written in elegant Greek, and it makes use of advanced theological concepts.
It isn't the type of book that a Galilean fisherman like John, whose native language was almost certainly Aramaic, likely would have written.
But the gospel, or parts of it, could still be based on John's memories. Thus, he could still be the Beloved Disciple. Obviously he was in a position to know a great deal about the events that the gospel describes.
He could have passed this information to other people, and someone else could have later used it as the basis for the final version of the gospel. However, the evidence for identifying John Zebedee as the Beloved Disciple is far from conclusive.
And many scholars believe that there are better candidates. But before we get to their arguments, we first need to list the main items of evidence: The Gospel of John sometimes uses the word "disciple" to describe any follower of Jesus.
Thus, the Beloved Disciple wasn't necessarily one of the original twelve. References to this disciple always use the words "he", "him", and "his". Thus, unless this is a deliberate attempt to deceive, the person in question was a male. Taken together, these two pieces of information indicate that the Beloved Disciple must have had a home in or near Jerusalem.
The Gospel of John gives a detailed description of the interrogations of Jesus by the Jewish leaders and by Pilate. Presumably this information came from the Beloved Disciple. This implies that he was able to gain access to the locations of both interrogations, and therefore must have had a personal connection with at least one member of the Jewish religious establishment.
During the crucifixion, the Beloved Disciple stood near the cross. This could indicate that he wasn't afraid of being arrested as a known follower of Jesus. The Gospel of John says that Jesus made several visits to Jerusalem prior to his final visit during the week of the crucifixion.
He could have met the Beloved Disciple during one of these earlier visits. The authors of the other gospels appear to be unaware of any earlier visits to Jerusalem. That could help explain their silence about this disciple. Taken together, these items of evidence seem to indicate that the Beloved Disciple was a man, that he lived in or near Jerusalem and had a home there, and that he may have personally known at least one high-ranking Jewish religious official.
Another possible conclusion is that Jesus met him during an earlier visit to Jerusalem, and formed a closer relationship with him than the other disciples realized. We know that Jesus had at least one secret disciple in Jerusalem. According to John Another influential man that Jesus knew was Nicodemus, who John 3: Thus Jesus had at least two friends or secret disciples who lived in Jerusalem.
The Beloved Disciple could have been a third. So who was this "disciple whom Jesus loved"? Now that we have reviewed the main items of evidence, we can look at specific possibilities: However, there is no known mention of this tradition until near the end of the second century, probably at least 80 years after the gospel was written.The Contributions of Management Theory and Practice to Emergency Management John C.
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