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(1) John 1:43-51
/1:43/ The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." /1:44/ Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. /1:45/ Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth." /1:46/ Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." /1:47/ When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, "Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!" /1:48/ Nathanael asked him, "Where did you get to know me?" Jesus answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you." /1:49/ Nathanael replied, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" /1:50/ Jesus answered, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these." /1:51/ And he said to him, "Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."
See also the related story: 485. Disciples Find Jesus
RCL: Year B, Epiphany 2
ECUSA & RC: Year B, Ordinary Sunday 2
advanceWORD: epiphany 2B
John Dominic Crossan
Stratum: III (80-120 CE)
Color JBap spoke the words reported in John 1:43-51 0 0 0 100 0.00 Black JBap's locale overlaps that of Jesus 85 5 10 0 0.92 Red JBap's time overlaps that of Jesus 81 14 5 0 0.92 Red Jesus was a disciple of JBap 36 23 36 5 0.64 Pink Some of JBap's disciples became followers of Jesus 22 60 18 0 0.68 Pink
While the core events were judged to be historical, the Johannine narrative (with its highly developed theological assessments of Jesus) was judged to be a creation of the evangelist.