February 02, 2007

Beloved Disciple

Ben Witherington has a fascinating post up on his blog about the identity of the Beloved Disciple in the Gospel of John. In this paper he gave at SBL, he identifies Lazarus as the BD, and makes some very interesting arguments. This identification certainly fits with some of the evidence, and makes sense of some of the characteristics of the Gospel. It is at the very least an enjoyable read, and I look forward to seeing where it goes in future years.

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