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Title: Joh 20,30f.: Ein (un)passender Schluss?
Subtitle: Joh 9 und 11 als primäre Verweisstellen der Schlussnotiz des Johannesevangeliums
Author(s): ROOSE, Hanna
Volume: 84 Issue: 3 Date: 2003
The emphasis given the ‘signs’ in the final verses of the Gospel of John (20,30.31) has often, in the history of research, been deemed unsuitable. But such thinking overlooks the fact that the statement of the Gospel’s purpose in 20,31 is meant to call to mind especially the story of the healing of the blind man in Chapter 9 (a person comes to faith in Jesus Christ) and the story of the raising of Lazarus in Chapter 11 (a person gains [eternal] life). The particular meaning of these two miracle stories is, through their shaping and their positioning within the Gospel, underlined. Keeping this in mind, John 20,30.31 is a thoroughly suitable ending for the entire Gospel.