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BIBLE CANONS (5) | JOHN
BIBLE CANON
A list of Texts a particular religious community regard as authoritative scripture
1. Marcion Canon (140 AD)
Marcionism was a religious movement based on the teachings of the 2nd-century Marcion of Sinope. Marcions Canon lists 14 books out of the 27 books in the New Testament. More specifically, these were Luke and Paul's 13 writings. Marcion even rejected the entire Old Testament of 39 books.

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John was Rejected (0%) by Marcion Canon
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
2. Muratorian Canon (170 AD)
The Muratorian Canon is an ancient list of New Testament books - the oldest such list we have found and lists 22 of the 27 books that were later included in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.

It is noteworthy that the Muratorian Canon omits several epistles that later did win acceptance in the Christian New Testament such as the books of James and 2 Peter.

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John was Fully Accepted (100%) by Muratorian Canon
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
3. Apostolic Canon (300 AD)
Apostolic Canons or Ecclesiastical Canons
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John was Fully Accepted (100%) by Apostolic Canon
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
4. Cheltenham/ Mommsen List (360 AD)
The Cheltenham or Mommsen List is a Latin manuscript discovered by the German classical scholar Theodor Mommsen (published 1886) which probably originated in North Africa in the 4th century.

It has 24-book Old Testament and 24-book New Testament which omits Jude and James, and perhaps Hebrews, and questions the epistles of John and Peter.

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John was Fully Accepted (100%) by Cheltenham/ Mommsen List
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
5. Council of Rome (382 AD)
The Council of Rome was a meeting of Catholic Church officials and theologians which took place in 382 under the authority of Pope Damasus I, bishop of Rome.

According to a document appended to some manuscripts, the Council of Rome affirmed the authority of the Old and New Testament canon in a decretal or damasine list.
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John was Fully Accepted (100%) by Council of Rome
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
Bible Canon (367 AD)
In 367 AD, Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria, first gave a list of the 27-books to become the New Testament 'Bible Canon'
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CHURCH FATHERS (17) | JOHN
Bible Canon (367 AD)
In 367 AD, Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria, first gave a list of the 27-books to become the New Testament 'Bible Canon'
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TEXTUAL CRITICISM | JOHN
CHURCH FATHER
Ancient and generally influential Christian theologians, eminent teachers and great bishops
1. Clement of Rome (97 AD)

John was Approved (75%) by Clement of Rome
(Citation; approving quotation; alluded to; acceptable with changes)
2. Ignatius of Antioch (110 AD)

John was Rejected (0%) by Ignatius of Antioch
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
3. Barnabas (130 AD)

John was Rejected (0%) by Barnabas
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
4. Hermas (140 AD)

John was Rejected (0%) by Hermas
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
5. Papias of Hierapolis (140 AD)

John was Approved (75%) by Papias of Hierapolis
(Citation; approving quotation; alluded to; acceptable with changes)
6. Polycarp (150 AD)

John was Approved (75%) by Polycarp
(Citation; approving quotation; alluded to; acceptable with changes)
7. Didache (150 AD)

John was Rejected (0%) by Didache
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
8. Diognetus (150 AD)

John was Rejected (0%) by Diognetus
(No mention; no quotes; opinion unknown)
9. Justin Martyr (155 AD)

John was Fully Accepted (100%) by Justin Martyr
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
10. Irenaeous (202 AD)

John was Fully Accepted (100%) by Irenaeous
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
11. Clement of Alexandria (215 AD)

John was Approved (75%) by Clement of Alexandria
(Citation; approving quotation; alluded to; acceptable with changes)
12. Tertullian (220 AD)

John was Approved (75%) by Tertullian
(Citation; approving quotation; alluded to; acceptable with changes)
13. Origen (254 AD)

John was Approved (75%) by Origen
(Citation; approving quotation; alluded to; acceptable with changes)
14. Eusebius of Caesarea (340 AD)

John was Fully Accepted (100%) by Eusebius of Caesarea
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
15. Athanasius of Alexandria (367 AD)

John was Fully Accepted (100%) by Athanasius of Alexandria
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
16. Cyril of Jerusalem (386 AD)

John was Fully Accepted (100%) by Cyril of Jerusalem
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
17. Augustine of Hippo (400 AD)

John was Fully Accepted (100%) by Augustine of Hippo
(Fully accepted; true scripture; quoted approvingly)
There was considerable controversy over the Gospel of John in the early church councils. Many bishops felt that it should be rejected from the canon
In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water

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Textual Criticism
The Triumphal Entry: Did Jesus request a donkey, take the donkey himself or return the donkey to its owner later? - Comparing the accounts given in Matthew 21:3, Mark 11:3, Luke 19:31 and John 12:14
E.P. Sanders, The Historical Figure Of Jesus
On the Gospel of John, he said:

It is impossible to think that Jesus spent his short ministry teaching in two such completely different ways, conveying such different contents, and there were simply two traditions, each going back to Jesus, one transmitting 50% of what he said and another one the other 50%, with almost no overlaps. Consequently, for the last 150 or so years scholars have had to choose.

They have almost unanimously, and I think entirely correctly, concluded that the teaching of the historical Jesus is to be sought in the synoptic gospels and that JOHN [Gospel of] represents an advanced theological development, in which meditations on the person and work of Christ are presented in the first person, as if Jesus said them.


E.P. Sanders, The Historical Figure Of Jesus, 1993, Penguin Books, pp. 70-71

JOHN
CHAPTER: 8 | VERSES: 59

And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
1 of 59
And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
2 of 59
They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
3 of 59
Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
4 of 59
This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
5 of 59
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
6 of 59
And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
7 of 59
And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
8 of 59
When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
9 of 59
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
10 of 59
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
11 of 59
The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
12 of 59
Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
13 of 59
Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
14 of 59
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
15 of 59
It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
16 of 59
I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
17 of 59
Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
18 of 59
These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
19 of 59
Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
20 of 59
Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
21 of 59
And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
22 of 59
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
23 of 59
Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
24 of 59
I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
25 of 59
They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
26 of 59
Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
27 of 59
And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
28 of 59
As he spake these words, many believed on him.
29 of 59
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
30 of 59
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
31 of 59
They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
32 of 59
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
33 of 59
And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
34 of 59
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
35 of 59
I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
36 of 59
I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
37 of 59
They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
38 of 59
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
39 of 59
Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
40 of 59
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
41 of 59
Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
42 of 59
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
43 of 59
And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
44 of 59
Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
45 of 59
He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
46 of 59
Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
47 of 59
Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
48 of 59
And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
49 of 59
Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
50 of 59
Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
51 of 59
Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
52 of 59
Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
53 of 59
Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
54 of 59
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
55 of 59
Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
56 of 59
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
57 of 59
Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
58 of 59
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