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Your Father the Devil? A New Approach to John and the Jews
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Your Father the Devil? A New Approach to John and the Jews


Paternoster 1997

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Who are the Jews in John’s Gospel? Defending John against the charge of anti-Semitism, Stephen Motyer argues that, far from demonizing the Jews, the Gospel seeks to present Jesus as Good News for the Jews in a late first century setting.

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Key Features

  • Examination of the relationship between Jesus and “the Jews” in John 8:31–59
  • Exploration of Jesus’ charge in John 8:44 that the Jews are “of your father the devil”

Praise for the Print Edition

This elegantly-written book breaks fresh ground.

—Graham Stanton

Product Details

  • Title: Your Father the Devil? A New Approach to John and the Jews
  • Author: Stephen Motyer
  • Publisher: Paternoster Press
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 260

About Stephen Motyer

Stephen Motyer teaches New Testament and Hermeneutics at the London School of Theology in the UK.