John is quite different from the Synoptic Gospels in terms of theological emphases and the presentation of Jesus. A distinctive feature of Jesus in John is his use of “I am” language. There are the seven famous “I am” sayings and other places where Jesus uses this formula in a striking way (cf. John 8.58: “Before Abraham was born, I am”). Examine this language in John and in your post discuss the following:
- How does Jesus’ use of “I am” relate to the theme of life in John?
- How might we account for the absence of the “I am” language from the Synoptic Gospels?
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