The preaching and teaching of the Beloved Disciple is taken to represent the constructive work of the Johannine Evangelist, whoever he might have been. And, the author of the Epistles—the Johannine Elder—is taken to be the compiler, who edited at least the final edition of the Johannine Gospel after the death of the Beloved Disciple.
See Also: The John, Jesus and History Project - New Glimpses of Jesus and a Bi-Optic Hypothesis
Addressing the Johannine Riddles—A New Introduction
Acts 4:19-20—An Overlooked First-Century Clue to Johannine Authorship and Luke’s Dependence upon the Johannine Tradition
From Mainz to Marburg - A Diachronic Exchange with the Master of Diachronicity and A Bi-Optic Hypothesis
By Paul N. Anderson
George Fox University
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This essay was refined and published later in Communities in Dispute: Current Scholarship on the Johannine Epistles, ECL 13; R. Alan Culpepper and Paul N. Anderson, eds. (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014) 47-93.
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