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Andy Byers - Is John's Gospel anti-Jewish?
February 18, 2019 Philip Plyming

What do we do when the Bible seems just plain offensive? In particular, what about John's Gospel, which many people have seen as anti-Jewish? If Jesus was a Jew, why does John record him speaking negatively about "the Jews"? Would John be surprised by how his Gospel has been used over the years? And in a divided world, what hope can John's Gospel bring to us today?

Dr Andy (Andrew) Byers is a New Testament scholar, and Director of the Free Church Track at Cranmer Hall.

For more about Andy Byers, see here.

What do we do when the Bible seems just plain offensive? In particular, what about John's Gospel, which many people have seen as anti-Jewish? If Jesus was a Jew, why does John record him speaking negatively about "the Jews"? Would John be surprised by how his Gospel has been used over the years? And in a divided world, what hope can John's Gospel bring to us today?

Dr Andy (Andrew) Byers is a New Testament scholar, and Director of the Free Church Track at Cranmer Hall.

For more about Andy Byers, see here.

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