The Gospel According to John (also referred to as the Gospel of John, the Fourth Gospel, or simply John. The Gospel of John was written in Greek by an anonymous author. The gospel identifies its author as "the disciple whom Jesus loved." Although the text does not name this disciple, by the beginning of the 2nd century, a tradition had begun to form which identified him with John the Apostle, one of the Twelve.
Some notable New Testament scholars affirm another tradition. They trace it instead to a "Johannine community" which traced its traditions to John; the gospel itself shows signs of having been composed in three "layers", reaching its final form about 90–100 AD.
The gospel contains more direct claims to eyewitness origins than any of the other Gospel traditions.
John 1 | John 2 | John 3 | John 4 | John 5 | John 6 | John 7 | John 8 | John 9 | John 10 | John 11 | John 12 |
John 13 | John 14 | John 15 | John 16 | John 17 | John 18 | John 19 | John 20 | John 21 | Bible
Early non Bible authors
Athenagoras of Athens | Methodius of Olympus | The Gospel of Thomas |
Hippolytus of Rome | Justin the Martyr | Jerome | Augustine of Hippo |
Epistle of Mathetes |
Philo Judaeus or Philo of Alexandria and The Allegories of the Sacred Laws
People in the Bible
Paul the Apostle | Melchizedek | Moses | Cain | Caesar | Herod | Jesus |
John the Baptist | Nimrod | Abraham | Essenes |
Buddha | Celsus | Constantine | Eusebius | Marcus Tullius Cicero | Augustine of Canterbury |
Ambrose | Lady Godiva | Plutarch | Polybius | Seneca | Tacitus | Vespian | Manichaeism | John Wycliffe |