Yesterday, we thought about how the prologue to John’s Gospel (1:1-18) functioned like an ancient letter of introduction. We concluded by reading the prologue, trying to identify the three key features of a letter of introduction:
- The name, character, and the writer’s close relationship with the one being introduced.
- The impending arrival of the one being introduced, and the addressee should “receive” them.
- The benefits of friendship with the one being introduced, and that the addressee would also benefit from their friendship.
How did you go? Here’s what I had: