Study Guide

Gospel of John Figures

Jesus

In case being hit over the head with it throughout the gospel wasn't enough for you, we'd like to...

God

God never makes an actual appearance in the Gospel of John, so we don't need to talk about him....

Simon Peter

Peter's nickname is "The Rock," but we're guessing it wasn't because he walked around Galilee...

The Beloved Disciple

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Mary Magdalene

Talk about prime seating. Mary Magdalene is only mentioned twice—very late in the...

Judas Iscariot

Things never quite work out for Judas. He gets a bad rap right from the beginning of the...

The Other Disciples

Christian tradition tells us that there were exactly twelve disciples, no more, no less. Unless,...

The Religious Authorities

All in all, the religious authorities are a rather nasty bunch. They hear everything Jesus has to...

Pontius Pilate

Pilate is the guy who sentences Jesus to death. Pretty big deal, right? But you might notice that...

John the Baptist

John the Baptist is like that guy who announces the boxers before the big fight (Coming to you...

Nicodemus

Nicodemus is a member of the religious authorities, but he's also sympathetic to Jesus. Sounds...

Lazarus

Lazarus's big moment comes when he's been dead for four days. Jesus visits his tomb, says a...

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