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Johannine

[joh-han-in, -ahyn] /dʒoʊˈhæn ɪn, -aɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the apostle John or to the books in the New Testament attributed to him.
Origin of Johannine
1860-1865
1860-65; Johann(es) + -ine1
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  • This chapter was added to counteract the Johannine influence and exalt the Petrine teachings so dear to Rome.

    The Bible John E. Remsburg
  • In the Johannine tradition this saying has become “I am the light of the world.”

  • The cosmology is thoroughly Johannine, and only awaits the name of the Logos.

    Outspoken Essays William Ralph Inge
  • Love is the ‘very self-hood’ of God, says Ruysbroeck in strict Johannine language.

    Ruysbroeck Evelyn Underhill
  • Moreover, in the rest of the Johannine literature there is no recognition of the episcopacy.

    The Literature and History of New Testament Times J. Gresham (John Gresham) Machen
  • The next passage pointed out as derived from the Johannine Gospel occurs in the same chapter: "My sheep hear my voice."

  • The Fourth Gospel, which had superseded other and older gospels, was generally read in the Johannine churches.

    The Bible John E. Remsburg
  • There is another important testimony against the Johannine origin of the fourth Gospel to which we must briefly refer.

  • In it he collected with great fulness and discussed with marked moderation the arguments against Johannine authorship.

  • The evidence, however, for attributing all the Johannine books to the son of Zebedee is exceedingly strong.

    The Literature and History of New Testament Times J. Gresham (John Gresham) Machen
Word Origin and History for Johannine
adj.

"of or pertaining to the Apostle John," 1861, from Latin Joannes (see John) + -ine (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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