Johannine literature

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John in the Bible
Johannine literature
Gospel of John · First Epistle of John · Second Epistle of John · Third Epistle of John · Revelation
John the Apostle · John the Evangelist · John of Patmos  · John the Presbyter · Disciple whom Jesus loved
Twelve Apostles · The Early Church
Related literature
Apocryphon of John · Acts of John · Logos · Signs Gospel

Johannine literature is the collection of New Testament works that are attached by tradition to the person of John the Apostle or to the Johannine Christianity.[1] Johannine literature was traditionally considered to include:[2]

Of these five books, the only one that identifies its author as a "John" is Revelation. Modern scholarship generally rejects the idea that this work is written by the same author as the other four documents.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bruce et al. 2012, The Johannine Letters: I, II, and III John
  2. ^ Moloney & Harrington 1998, p. 1
  3. ^ Bruce et al. 2012, The Johannine Letters: I, II, and III John


  • Bruce, Frederick; Cain, Seymour; Davis, H. Grady; Faherty, Robert; Flusser, David (2012), "Biblical Literature", Encyclopaedia Britannica