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Title: Isaiah as a Background of the Metaphorical 'I am' Sayings in John's Gospel
Author(s): BURZ-TROPPER, Veronika
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 102    Issue: 2   Date: 2021   
Pages: 229-247
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.102.2.3289500

Abstract :
This article tries to show that almost all of the Johannine images used in the metaphorical 'I am' sayings can already be found as 'images of God' in Isaiah. Therefore Isaiah is to be regarded as one of the main sources for the Gospel of John in developing its image of God. The Fourth Evangelist seems to have claimed all these images (bread of life, light of the world, door, good shepherd, resurrection and life, way and truth and life, vine), which he likely found in Isaiah, for his God-Jesus metaphor.

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