Johannine Vocabulary Compared with the Synoptic Gospels

Edwin Abbott Abbott [1838-1926], Johannine Vacabulary. A Comparison of the Words of the Fourth Gospel with Those of the Three

This book should prove of interest to those working on the relationship of John to the Synoptic Gospels. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain work available for digitisation.

Edwin Abbott Abbott [1838-1926], Johannine Vocabulary. A Comparison of the Words of the Fourth Gospel with Those of the Three. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1905. Hbk. pp.364. [Click to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • References and Abbreviations
  • Introduction

Book I: Johannine “Key-Words”

  1. “Believing
  2. “Authority”
  3. Johannine Synonyms

Book II: Johannine and Synoptic Disagreements

  1. Johannine Deviations from Synoptic Vocabulary
  2. Synoptic Deviations from Johannine Vocabulary

Book III: Johannine and Synoptic Agreements

  1. Words Peculiar to John and Mark
  2. Words Peculiar to John and Matthew
  3. Words Peculiar to John and Luke
  4. Words Peculiar to John, Mark, and Matthew
  5. Words Peculiar to John, Mark and Luke
  6. Words Mostly Peculiar to John, Matthew and Luke
  • Appendix and Prepositions
  • Addenda
  • Indices

Gospels as Historical Documents – V.H. Stanton

Vincent Henry Stanton [1846-1924], The Gospels as Historical Documents

The fact that Vincent Henry Stanton’s series of books on the Gospels as Historical Documents is still being cited in recent works on the Gospels is a good indication of their enduring value to scholars.

My thanks to Book Aid for making copies of this public domain set available for digitisation.

Vincent Henry Stanton [1846-1924], The Gospels as Historical Documents. Part I. The Early Use of the Gospels. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1903. Hbk. pp.288.

Vincent Henry Stanton [1846-1924], The Gospels as Historical Documents. Part II. The Synoptic Gospels. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1909. Hbk. pp.376.

Vincent Henry Stanton [1846-1924], The Gospels as Historical Documents. Part III. The Fourth Gospel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1920. Hbk. pp.293. [Click here to visit the download page for these 3 volumes]

Gospel of John in Historical Inquiry – a book note

Front cover: The Gospel of John in Historical Inquiry

It is not often I recommend a book that book that retails new at £120, but when this one landed on the sorting table a Book Aid last week I thought its contents significant enough to do so.

James H. Charlesworth with Jolyon G.R. Pruszinski, editors, Jesus Research. The Gospel of John in Historical Enquiry. T&T Clark Jewish and Christian Texts Series 26. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2019. ISBN-13: 978-0-5676-8134-8. Hbk. pp.371.

Table of Contents (partial)

  • Paul N. Anderson, Why the Gospel of John is Fundamental to Jesus Research
  • Dale C. Allison, Jr., Reflections omn Matthew, John, and Jesus
  • Harold W. Attridge, Some Methodological Considerations Regarding John, Jesus and History
  • George L. Parsenois, How and in What Way Does John’s Rhetoric Reflect Jesus’ Rhetoric?
  • Urban C. von Wahlde, The First Edition of John’s Gospel in Light of Archaeology and Contemporary Literature
  • R. Alan Culpepper, John 2:20, “Forty-Six Years”: Revisiting J.A.T. Robisnon’s Chronology of Jesus’ Ministry
  • Craig S. Keener, Historical Tradition in the Fourth Gospel’s Depiction of the Baptist
  • James H. Charlesworth, Can Archaeology Help Us See Jesus’ Shadows in the Gospel of John?
  • Jan Roskovec, History in John’s Portrayal of Jesus
  • Michael A. Draise, Jesus and the Historical Implications of John’s Temple Cleansing
  • Petr Pokorny, Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospel of John

Most experts who seek to understand the historical Jesus focus only on the Synoptic Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke. However, the contributors of this wolume come to an important consensus: that the the Gospel of John preserves tradition that are independent of the Synoptics, and which are often as reliable as any known traditions for understanding the historical Jesus. As such, the contributors argue for the use of John’s Gospel in Jesus research.

From the back cover.

So, if you are fortunate to have access to a research library I would recommend this as an addition to your reading list.

Please note that I cannot make any part of this book available on-line, because it is in copyright.