Lectionary Year B
April 20, 2003
Easter Sunday

John 20:1-18

Step III: Immediate Context


This Gospel gives much space to Jesus' post-resurrection appearances.
Pre: The pericope comes after material relating the passion and death of Jesus (18:1-19:37) and comes right after the hasty burial of Jesus in a borrowed tomb (19: 38-42).

Post: After this pericope comes the appearance to the cowering apostles (20:19-23) and to Thomas (24-28). 20: 30-31 offers a "thesis statement" for the whole book, but perhaps also for the resurrection narratives ("that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah").

| Return to gospel listings | Return to epistle listings |
| Return to Old Testament listings | Return to Pslam listings |
| User response form |