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The Divine Name in the Gospel of John: Significance and Impetus
Coutts, Joshua J. F.

TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017 pp. xvi + 259. $119.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 2/447

Description: One of the distinctive features of the Fourth Gospel is the emphasis it places on the "name" of God. As the earliest Christian texts already exhibit a shift toward Jesus's name as the cultic or divine name, what might have motivated the Evangelist to this recovery of the divine name category? Joshua J. F. Coutts argues that the divine name acquired particular significance through the Evangelist's reading of Isaiah, which, in combination with the polemical experience and pastoral needs of early Christians, formed the impetus for his interest in and emphasis on the divine name.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Johannine Literature, John, Literature

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Review by Deolito V. Vistar Jr.
Published 2/6/2020
Citation: Deolito V. Vistar Jr., review of Joshua J. F. Coutts, The Divine Name in the Gospel of John: Significance and Impetus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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