<i>Aposynag?gos</i> and the Historical Jesus in John: Rethinking the Historicity of the Johannine Expulsion Passages

Aposynag?gos and the Historical Jesus in John: Rethinking the Historicity of the Johannine Expulsion Passages

by Jonathan Bernier

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ISBN-13: 9789004254480
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Series: Biblical Interpretation Series , #122
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Bernier recently completed his Ph.D. at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

1 Introduction 1

1.1 An Initial Orientation 1

1.2 History of Scholarship 6

1.2.1 The De-Historicization of John and the De-Johannification of Jesus 6

1.2.2 Aposynagogos and the Martynian Tradition 9

1.3 Toward a Post-Martynian Alternative: Reading John's Gospel on One Level 18

2 Aposynagogos, the Birkat ha-Minim, and Contemporary Synagogue Studies 27

2.1 An Initial Orientation 27

2.2 Synagogue in Allegory: The Martynian Traditions 27

2.2.1 Allegory and History: The Classic Martynian Tradition 28

2.2.2 Allegory and the Turn to Identity: The Neo-Martynian Tradition 49

2.3 History and Identity Without Allegory: A Post-Martynian Alternative 52

2.3.1 The Aposynagogos Passages in Light of Contemporary Synagogue Studies 54

2.3.2 The Mechanisms of Aposynagogos 68

2.4 Conclusion 75

3 Aposynagogos and Jesus' Messianic Identity 77

3.1 An Initial Orientation 77

3.2 Bultmannianism Today: The Martynian Traditions 77

3.2.1 Continuing Bultmann's Legacy: The Classic Martynian Tradition 80

3.2.2 Bultmann's Legacy, Still: The Neo-Martynian Tradition 84

3.3 The Post-Martynian Alternative 86

3.4 Conclusion 93

4 Aposynagogos and Empire 94

4.1 An Initial Orientation 94

4.2 Empire and Shoe-Homs: The Martynian Tradition 97

4.2.1 Empire as Afterthought: The Classic Martynian Tradition 97

4.2.2 Empire and Intention: The Neo-Martynian Tradition 99

4.3 A Post-Martynian Empire Criticism: The Literal Empire 101

4.4 Conclusion 106

5 Intention and Knowledge: Aposynagogos and the Direct Pattern of Inference 107

5.1 An Initial Orientation 107

5.2 Gospel without Jesus: The Martynian Tradition 107

5.2.1 Community without Jesus: The Classic Martynian Tradition 108

5.2.2 Identity without Jesus: The Neo-Martynian Tradition 110

5.3 A Post-Martynian Alternative: Remembering Aposynagogos 111

5.3.1 The Aims of John: Denning John's Intention 114

5.3.2 What the Author Knew: Was John Plausibly Knowledgeable? 125

5.3.3 A Mnemonic Community: The Site im Leben of the Aposynagogos Passages 132

5.4 Conclusion 134

6 Conclusion 135

Appendix A External Data Relevant to John's Identity 141

Appendix B Internal Data on John's Eyewitness Status 147

Bibliography 151

Subject Index 167

Source Index 170

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