Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel: Meaning, Mystery, Community
Craig Koester describes the symbolic language of the Gospel of John as evocative and multi-faced, like a prism that allows us to discern the spectrum of meanings conveyed in a single image.
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Symbolic and Representative Figures
Light and Darkness
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actions Aelius Aristides Aenon Aesop anti-language appear Asclepius baptism believe Beloved Disciple Bethzatha blind book of Isaiah bread C. H. Dodd Cana Capernaum chapter children of God Christ christological Cicero come connection context crowd crucified crucifixion darkness Dead Sea Scrolls death Dio Chrysostom Dionysos discipleship discourse divine E. P. Sanders Epictetus episode Epistles Epistles of John Euripides evangelist faith Father feast of Booths foot washing Fourth Gospel Galilee Geza Vermes glory gnostic God's Gospel of John Greco-Roman Greek healing Hellenistic himself Holy Spirit ical identified identity imagery Interpretation Israel J. H. Bernard Jerusalem Jesus Jewish authorities Jewish Christians Jewish messianic Jews Johannesevangelium Johannine Christians Johannine Epistles Johannine symbolism John John 21 John the Baptist John's Gospel Josephus Judaism Judea king Lamb of God last supper Law of Moses Lazarus light living water Lord's Supper Mary Magdalene meaning Mekilta Messiah metaphor ministry Minneapolis Moralia Mosaic law Moses mother of Jesus Mount Gerizim narrative Nezikin Nicodemus Old Testament Paraclete passage Passover Paul Diel Paul Ricoeur Pharisees Philadelphia Philo Pilate Plutarch pool of Siloam praetorium preters prophet rabbi raising of Lazarus Raymond E readers resurrection revealed Rudolf Bultmann Sabbath Samaria Samaritan woman says Schnackenburg Scriptures second temple shepherd significance signs Son of God sources Spirit supper synagogue Targum temple Testament Theology Tiberius tion Torah tradition understood Vespasian wedding at Cana wine words worship