SPECIAL TOPIC: WITNESSES TO JESUS

The noun (marturia) and its verb (martureō) "witness" are key terms in John.  There are many witnesses to Jesus.

1. John the Baptist (cf. John1:7,8,15; 3:26,28; 5:33)

2. Jesus Himself (cf. John 3:11; 5:31; 8:13-14)

3. the Samaritan woman (cf. John 4:39)

4. God the Father (cf. John 5:32,34,37; 8:18; 1 John 5:9)

5. Scripture (cf. John 5:39)

6. the crowd at Lazarus' raising (cf. John 12:17)

7. the Spirit (cf. John 15:26-27; 1 John 5:10,11)

8. the disciples (cf. John 15:27; 19:35; 1 John 1:2; 4:14)

9. the author himself (cf. John 21:24)

 

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