Die karakterisering van die Johannese Nikodemus: ’n narratologiese analise

L.T.I. Herman


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.


Gospel according to John; Narratology; Characterization; Nicodemus

Full Text:


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5952/52-3-47


  • There are currently no refbacks.

ISSN 2226-2385 (online); ISSN 0028-2006 (print)

Powered by OJS and hosted by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service since 2011.


This journal is hosted by the SU LIS on request of the journal owner/editor. The SU LIS takes no responsibility for the content published within this journal, and disclaim all liability arising out of the use of or inability to use the information contained herein. We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any breaches of agreement with other publishers/hosts.

SUNJournals Help