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Authorship, date, and origin. The Gospel of John is anonymous. According to a Church tradition dating from the 2nd century, first attested by Irenaeus, the author was "the Disciple whom Jesus loved" mentioned in John 21:24, who is understood to be John son of Zebedee, one of Jesus' Twelve Apostles. Gospel of John - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Gospel_... 1, 2, and 3 John | The Center for Biblical Studies thecenterforbiblicalstudies.org › resources Traditionally, the authorship of 1, 2, and 3 John has been ascribed to the apostle, John son of Zebedee, who also was understood to be the author of the Gospel of John and Revelation. Many contemporary biblical...
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