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Gospel of John (1)

Peterman Undergrad Course MBI

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Jesus' "I AM" statements without a predicate probably have their background in the writings of which OT prophet? Isaiah (cf. Isa. 41:4; 43:10, 13, 25; 46:4 and 48:12)
What is one of the most important verse in the NT regarding the Incarnation? John 1:14 (Word became flesh)
What are two chapters that show a dynamic relationship between Jesus' equality and subordination to the Father? 5 and 8
Although there are differences, what is probably the best label of literature for the gospels? (Ancient) biography
What is John 1:1 in the NWT? "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was a god..."
Who turns out to be an ineffective witness for Jesus? The healed lame man, chapter 5
What five elements about Jesus' life or teaching are found in the Synoptic Gospels but not John? Narrative parables, transfiguration of Jesus, exorcism, baptism of Jesus, wilderness temptation of Jesus
What does John state is the purpose of his gospel? "That you may believe...and have life;" Evangelism.
What parallel does Jesus draw between His death and an event with Moses in Num. 21:4-9? The bronze snake on the pole and His own death on the cross as a means of saving those who are dying ("lifting up" = dying on cross)
What two books does Kostenberger divide John's gospel into? Book of Signs (1:19-12:50) and Book of Glory (13-20)
In what chapters do we find examples of inadequate faith? 2, 3, 6 and 8
Who is mildly rebuked for not understanding his OT? Nicodemus, chapter 3 ("Nic at night")
What are three common false perceptions about God's love according to Carson? (1) Word-based reductionism; (2) OT/NT change in love; (3) Thesis that God hates sin but loves sinners
What three possible backgrounds does Kostenberger give for the Logos (the Word)? (1) Greek philosophy; (2) Personified wisdom; (3) OT Word of God
What are three evidence that John 7:53-8:11 is not original to John's gospel? not in the earliest manuscripts, contains much non-Johannine vocabulary, all early church fathers omit passage,7:52 fits to 8:12, MSS place this story in various places
In the chapters we've studied so far, what names given to Jesus are unique to John's gospel? (1) Lamb of God; (2) Word; (3) One and Only ["unique"]; (4) Messiah
What phrase does Jesus use with Nicodemus that is probably not a citation of the OT but His own synthesis of OT teaching? "born again" and/or "born of water and the Spirit" (Ez. 11:19-20, 36:25-27; Joel 2:28; Isa. 44:3-5)
What event do the Synoptics put near the end of Jesus' ministry that John puts at the beginning? Cleansing of the Temple (chapter 2)
What are themes of John? Light/darkness; life/death; OT replacement and/or fulfillment (manna, temple, Moses); truth; glory; water
What does John 20:30-31 say? "Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ..."
Who turns out to be an effective witness for Jesus? The Samaritan woman at the well (chapter 4)
In which verse of the NT do we see clearly that "monogenes" does not mean "only begotten" but rather "unique" or "one and only"? Heb. 11:17 (by faith Abraham...offered Isaac as a sacrifice..)
What label (transliteration of a Heb. term) is found in only two places in the NT (both in John)? the Messiah (the Anointed One, 1:41 and 4:25)
What are the possible meanings for the term "world" in John? the planet, an evil human system, a people group and/or all kinds of people
What verse informs us that Jesus demands perseverance for true discipleship, that saving faith perseveres? Jn. 8:31 (if you hold to My teaching, you are my disciples)
In which two primary ways is God referred to in John (names/labels)? The Father, the One Who sent
What is one of the most important verses in the NT to show that OT believers and NT believers have a different experience of the Holy Spirit? Jn. 7:39 (Up to that time the Spirit had not been given...)
Jn. 1:9-13 introduces which key themes of the book? light, acceptance/belief, rejection by the world, new birth, and becoming children of God
What is the only miracle recorded in all four gospels? The feeding of the 5,000
What feast was connected to the promise of rain in Zech. 14:16-18? The Feast of Tabernacles (booths; Sukkoth)
What four loves did we discuss briefly? Storge, philia, agape (unselfish, discerning) and eros (selfish, all-encompassing)
Who gives the best available explanation of the relationship between the four most common words for "love" in Greek? B. B. Warfield, "The Terminology of Love in the New Testament"
Jn. 3, 4 and 7 all share what Johannine theme (probably drawn from Isaiah)? "Water" (born of water & Spirit; living water; thirst; rivers of water)
What label, given to Jesus by Samaritans (which confirms its sense of ethnic inclusion), is only found in John's writing? "Savior of the world," (cf. 1 Jn. 4:14)
Which other prophet arose from Galilee (cf. Jn. 7:52)? Jonah
When Jesus heals the lame man, in a sad twist of irony, what is the one thing the authorities want to know? "Who is to blame for breaking the Sabbath?" (5:12)
Who do those arguing with Jesus in chap. 8 claim as their father? Abraham (through him later generations are blessed; considered uniquely righteous and intelligent; said to live according to the Law before it was given)
What elements of the Adulterous Woman passage are common to other events in the Synoptic gospels? Jesus is tested; Jesus is clever/wise; Jesus has compassion; Jesus warns about sin
What sign does John label as Jesus' second (the last sign to which John gives a number)? Healing of the official's son (4:43-54)
What doctrine about God do we partially base on Jn. 5:26 ("as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son also to have life in Himself")? Aseity
What two OT books does John draw from most? Isaiah and Genesis (in that order)
Event/theological truth from Chapter 1 Incarnation; "with God AND God" dilemma
Event/theo. truth from Chap. 2 Water into wine; cleansed the Temple; affirmed marriage (and therefore wedding feast in Revelation)
Event/theo. truth from Chap. 3 Nic @ night; "born again"
Event/theo. truth from Chap. 4 Woman at the well; healing of the official's son (2nd sign); "living water"
Event/theo. truth from Chap. 5 Heals the lame man, lame man is poor witness;
Event/theo. from chap. 6 Feeding of the 5,000; Jesus walks on water; Bread of life discourse
Event/theo. from chap. 7 Jesus teaches at the feast of Booths; Jesus' timing is His own; evidence of difference between presence of HS in OT and NT (v. 39)
Event/theo from chap. 8 Jesus' testimony about Himself; the children of Abraham
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