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This chapter discusses a number of arguments which make the traditional location of the John's Gospel in Ephesus defensible. It focuses mainly on the equality of words which evoke semantic similarities or dissimilarities because of the differences in co-text: the use of names in John and in Ephesus; the similarities and differences in function and use of the titles for the emperors and for Artemis in relation to the titles used for Jesus in John. The chapter also focuses on the social embedding of John seen against the city life of Ephesus; the comparison with the teaching activity of Jesus and the formation of a group around his person with what is known about such realities in Ephesus; the appearance and the function of the high priests in relation to imperial cult and how this influences the meaning of the appearance of the high priests in John.

Keywords: Artemis; Ephesus; high priests; imperial cult; Jesus; John's Gospel

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