Definition of Johannine in English:


Syllabification: Jo·han·nine
Pronunciation: /jōˈhanən, -īn


Relating to the Apostle St. John the Evangelist, or to the Gospel or epistles of John in the New Testament.
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  • Finally, we must consider briefly the relationship of John's gospel to the three Johannine letters and the book of Revelation.
  • This is fair enough, for what survives to us in the Fourth Gospel is the Johannine take on this event.
  • Like the Pastorals, the Johannine epistles are concerned with questions about valid teaching and right conduct: Christian orthodoxy and orthopraxy.


mid 19th century: from the medieval Latin given name Johannes 'John' + -ine1.

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