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The books of the New Testament attributed to John, including the Gospel of John, the letters of 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John, and sometimes the book of Revelation.
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Johannine literature, a name given by modern scholars to the four or sometimes five books of the nt attributed to an author named John. Only one of these books, Revelation, actually carries the name of its author in the text (1:4), and, perhaps ironically, this is the book that is not always included
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Johannine Literature, the
Johannine Literature, TheJohannine literature, the, a name given by modern scholars to the five books of the nt that are attributed to an author named John. Of the five—the Gospel According to John, 1, 2, and 3 John, the Revelation to John—only Revelation carries the name of its author in the text
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
C. The Johannine Writings
C. The Johannine WritingsWhen compared with the synoptic and Pauline tradition, the ethical teaching of the Johannine writings is somewhat abstract. The specific moral teaching of Jesus and Paul is replaced by the injunction to believe in the one whom God sent into the world and by the “new commandment”