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By George L Parsenios

Not like the typical opinion that the Johannine Farewell Discourses signify completely the Jewish style of the testomony, George Parsenios argues that includes of the discourses are misinterpret or ignored thoroughly except Greco-Roman literature. proof from classical drama, for example, assists in interpreting Jesus' go back to the daddy as a dramatic go out and, additional, bills for the confusing hold up of Jesus at 14:31 with out recourse to redaction theories. comfort literature and the literary symposium emphasize Jesus' carrying on with and consoling presence, with specific cognizance to the Paraclete's function as doppelganger. The thread that binds a number of the chapters right into a coherent complete, for this reason, is the application of classical literature in clarifying Jesus' consoling presence even after his departure to the Father."

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