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Abstract

This chapter introduces an ancient perspective on literary style and applies it to parts of the Fourth Gospel. Rather than using stylistic features to indicate authorship, sources, or redaction, this chapter focuses upon how style affects how the content (and story) of the Fourth Gospel is understood. In antiquity, stylistic features conveyed information about the mood, focus, and interpretation of the Gospel to a number of ancient text users: readers who studied the Gospel privately, lectors who prepared for public reading from it, and listeners who heard it read aloud. This chapter introduces ancient literary style and analyses four stylistic aspects of the Fourth Gospel: use of words, sound quality, periods, and levels of style.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Religious Studies

Keywords

  • Style, Gospel of John, Sound Analysis, New Testament
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHow John Works
Subtitle of host publicationStorytelling in the Fourth Gospel
Place of PublicationAtlanta
PublisherSBL Press
Pages23-39
Number of pages17
Volume86
ISBN (Electronic)9780884141471
ISBN (Print)9781628371314, 9781628371314
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 7
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

Publication series

NameResources for Biblical Studies
Number86