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Some were saying, 'He is good' (John 7.12b) : 'Good' Christology in John's Gospel?

Heath, Jane (2010) 'Some were saying, 'He is good' (John 7.12b) : 'Good' Christology in John's Gospel?', New Testament studies., 56 (4). pp. 513-535.


Far from being the banality suggested by commentators, John's use of the vocabulary of ‘goodness’ for Jesus (ἀγαθός and καλός) is christologically significant. It points to Jesus' unity with God. The Johannine treatment of Jesus' ‘goodness’ and interpretation of the Shema contrasts with and complements the Synoptic treatment of these themes in the rich man pericope (Mark 10.17–22 parr.).

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Keywords:John's gospel, Monotheism, Goodness, Rich man, Shema, Christology, Commandments.
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Publisher statement:© Copyright Cambridge University Press 2010. This paper has been published by Cambridge University Press in "New Testament studies" (56: 4 (2010) 513-535)
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