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John, Gospel of
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The Gospel according to John has been beloved of countless Christians from at least the mid-2nd century CE to the present day. The Fourth Gospel (so-called due to its place in the Christian canon) is the source of such famous phrases as “ye must be born again” (John 3:7; KJV), “the truth shall set you free (John 8:32), and “I a…

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Reinhartz, Adele, “John, Gospel of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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