Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Walter J. Bartling

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

John 9:1-12; Isaiah 5:2, 7; Isaiah 8:6; John 12:2; John 5:9; Luke 4:38-39; Luke 8:55; Mark 1:29-31; Mark 5:42-43; Mark 7:31-37; Mark 8:22-26; Matthew 11:28; Matthew 8:14-15; Nehemiah 3:15;


This paper deals with the Healer Asklepios of Golden Age Greece and the healing miracles preserved in the early Christian Gospel. This present study was motivated by a preliminary exegetical consideration of the healing of the blind man in John 9:1-12. At the time of that initial, study in May, 1964, the author became interested in parallels to this pericope in the healings of Asklepios. Thought was given to the possibility that the writer of the Gospel of John composed his record with the healings of Asklepios in mind, and that certain emphases in the Gospel, traditions concerning the Healer Asklepios.

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