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|John in the Bible|
Johannine literature refers to the collection of New Testament works that are traditionally attributed to John the Apostle or to Johannine Christian community. Johannine literature is traditionally considered to include the following works:
- The Gospel of John
- The Johannine epistles
- The Book of Revelation
Of these five books, the only one that explicitly 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. The gospel identifies its author as the Beloved Disciple, who is traditionally identified with John the Apostle, though again the authorship is debated.