This study aims to provide a corrective to the current debate regarding the historical Jesus by studying the Gospel of John’s presentation of Jesus as a teacher. The argument is not that this is the major, or even a major aspect of John's teaching on Christ. Rather, John reflects the common perception of Jesus among his contemporaries, friends and foes alike: that Jesus was, perhaps more, but certainly no less, than a rabbi. It is worth noting that the only way Jesus is addressed in the Fourth Gospel is as Rabbi, Teacher, and Lord/Master. These terms are largely synonymous in John.
Source: Biblical Foundations, 1998. 34 pages.