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Old 06-12-2019, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Sage Rat View Post
The authorship of the Johanine works is pretty unclear. Revelations is sufficiently "different" and esoteric, that it does incline itself to being considered as part of the Jesus school of things. ...
I have read something recently indicating some usage of the Gospel of John. But, while I don't remember what that was, I feel like it was later (3rd century?).

As to the epistles.... Assuming that they're all written by the same person, I do note that the third one talks about a Gaius, Demetrius, and a Diotrephes (whose name means "Nourished by Jupiter"). To my ear, they come from a Roman not a Jew.
I am talking about the Gospel of John. The Revelations of St John was clearly written by a different person. Most scholars now say the Apostle John had a major part in his gospel. In fact the SD article even sez that.

That means little, since most letters and such in those days were dictated to a secretary.