From Jesus to John's gospel: diagrams of developments

The pages below present a high-level view of the main stages by which the historical Jesus was transformed into the Jesus of John's gospel.
Note that these pages make reference to a historical sayings source called the logia (formerly labelled sQ meaning 'sayings Q'), which I have reconstructed from the synoptic gospels. For a description of the logia, go to   "The nature and background of the logia"

Log of main changes

date reason for change
  2 Jun 2010 The page: "From Jesus to Mark ..." has been completely revised.
  4 Mar 2000 First Edition. First page extracted from "approaching the historical Jesus".