This monograph demonstrates that the Fourth Gospel is a result of highly creative, hypertextual reworking of the Acts of the Apostles. The detailed reworking consists of around 900 strictly sequentially organized thematic, and at times also linguistic correspondences between John and Acts. The strictly sequential, hypertextual dependence on Acts explains John’s modifications of the synoptic material, relocations thereof, additions to it, and many other surprising features of the Fourth Gospel. Critical explanations of such features, which are offered in this study, ensure the reliability of the new solution to the problem of the relationship between John and the Synoptics.
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2018, 258 p.
John and the Synoptics, John and Acts, sequential hypertextuality – Jn 1 as a reworking of Acts 1 – Jn 2-4 as a reworking
of Acts 2-8 – Jn 5-12 as a reworking of Acts 9:1-15:9 – Jn 13-17 as a reworking of Acts 15:10-20:38 – Jn 18-20 as a reworking
of Acts 21-26 – Jn 21 as a reworking of Acts 27-28