Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Robert Smith

Scripture References in this Resource

Mark 14:3-9; Matthew 26:6-13; Luke 7:36-50; John 12:1-8; Mark 10:33-34; John 18:1; 1 Corinthians 11:23; Mark 14:43; Deuteronomy 15:11; Acts 10:4; Revelation 14:6; Mark 14:1-25; Mark 8:17; Acts 1:8; Luke 11:37; Luke 14:1; Luke 12:1; Luke 15:1-7; Luke 16:1-13; Luke 13:10-13


In addition to the introductions at 11:1 and 12:1, there are five others which include references to other parts of the Fourth Gospel. Our purpose in reviewing them is to find a pattern which may suggest why John felt these reminders necessary, hoping thereby to find a basis for interpreting his intention as he related the anointing at Bethany. This study will be limited to references in introductions, excluding phrases which John includes here and there to add information in the midst of a pericope (for example, that Philip was from Bethsaida, 12:21).

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