The disciple who wrote this (Jn 21:24-21:24)

“This is the disciple

Who is testifying

To these things.

He has written them.

We know

That his testimony

Is true.”

Οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ μαθητὴς ὁ μαρτυρῶν περὶ τούτων καὶ ὁ γράψας ταῦτα, καὶ οἴδαμεν ὅτι ἀληθὴς αὐτοῦ ἡ μαρτυρία ἐστίν.

John uniquely indicated he is this disciple (Οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ μαθητὴς) who was testifying (ὁ μαρτυρῶν) to these things (περὶ τούτων).  He has written them (καὶ ὁ γράψας ταῦτα).  We know (οἴδαμεν) that his testimony (αὐτοῦ ἡ μαρτυρία ἐστίν) is true (ἀληθὴς).  There was an attempt to indicate who the author of this gospel was.  This beloved disciple was the one testifying and writing down this true testimony.  Is this the disciple himself, or one of the disciples of the disciple whom Jesus loved talking about this?  What do you think about this disciple that Jesus loved?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.