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“Common Judaism”, “The Parting Of The Ways”, And “The Johannine Community”

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Every field of study operates with a shorthand comprised of simple phrases that denote complex ideas. The shorthand of historians who habitually ponder the origins of Judaism and Christianity includes such phrases as "common Judaism" and "the parting of the ways". Historians preoccupied with the Gospel of John and the circumstances of its composition add another phrase to their list: "the Johannine community". This chapter suggests that these phrases are useful, not only as descriptive measures but also, or even more so, when they are brought into relationship with one another. It is obvious that the question of "common Judaism " and the history of the Johannine community are both relevant for our understanding of "the parting of the ways". The chapter addresses the question: can the concept of "common Judaism" help us to discern the situation of "the Johannine community" with regard to "parting of the ways" with Judaism?.

Keywords: Christianity; common Judaism; Gospel of John; historians; shorthand; the Johannine community; the parting of the ways



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