Papias’s “John the Elder” == John of Gischala

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Papias’s “John the Elder” == John of Gischala

Post by Giuseppe » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:39 pm

Kunigunde Kreuzerin wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:10 pm
On the one hand we have many pious authors who claim that John the Apostle still lived in Ephesus in old age and wrote Revelation and the Gospel there, which seems rather doubtful to us.
Not so doubtful (the fact that John the Apostle still lived in Ephesus in old age) if that John was John of Gischala.

In my understanding, once Josephus’s John the Baptist and aspects of Josephus’s John the Baptist in the synoptic gospels are deleted, what is left is not no-John but rather a John of the era of the First Revolt and then after that in Asia Minor–the John of Asia Minor of Acts 18 of the “disciples of John”; the John of Revelation; the John the narrative character with which the Fourth Gospel opens and implied author of that Gospel; and Papias’s “John the Elder”, all arguably John of Gischala of Josephus.


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