Die karakterisering van die Johannese Nikodemus: ’n narratologiese analise

L.T.I. Herman

Abstract


The characterization of the Johannine Nicodemus: a narratological analysis Exegetical commentary on Nicodemus is usually gained from historic-critical sources,but this type of information leaves many unresolved questions. For example: thequestion whether Nicodemus was a “true believer” or an “unbelieving seeker”remains a debatable topic. In this article a narratological approach is followed toexplain how the Johannine Nicodemus is characterised. It is argued that the implied author intentionally portrays Nicodemus as an ambiguous character in the narrative text.

Keywords


Gospel according to John; Narratology; Characterization; Nicodemus

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5952/52-3-47

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