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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

John 1:1–18

THEME

The Incarnation

SETTING

c.24–27 CE Roman Palestine

KEY FIGURES

John Author of the fourth Gospel in the New Testament.

The Word John’s title for Jesus, emphasizing His divine nature.

For Christians, Jesus of Nazareth is the central figure in the Bible. Although prophets, priests, and kings have come before Him, none taught as He did, nor provoked such loyalty and hostility. Jesus’s life, teaching, death, and resurrection are the substance of Christian teaching.

Word of God

The Gospel of John is the last of the four Gospels to be written. One of the main concerns in the Apostle John’s New Testament writings, ...

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