I’m going to start where I told my arrogant and much loved challenger to start.
John 1. Let’s start by establishing that the Gospel according to John was written by the John who was Jesus’s best friend, who took care of Mary after Jesus’ death and who taught in Ephesus for many years before he was exiled by the Romans to a desolate island.
None of the Gospels authors are identified in the text of the Gospel, but we know certain things from history and from the clues within the manuscript. Historically, letters were written on scrolls that were wrapped in a covering and the author signed their name on that covering. There was generally no confusion within the early churches as to who wrote the gospels. Christians appear to have started immediately to call them the Gospel of John, Luke, etc. In other words, they had seen the covering…
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