James Tabor - Excavating the Empty Tomb TV - Acts 3:1-7
If you just put the Gospels in a kind of chronological order it’s actually layered. You can just peel off the layers like a sort of forensic investigation. At the bottom you’ve got that core story of Mark – Mark was our earliest Gospel ... Matthew who writes next has ratcheted it up considerably – Pilate washes his hands; his wife has a dream; Jesus is a righteous man; don’t bother him. And the Jews take on the guilt. And then you go to Luke – it’s the Mark story but it’s amped up, and it’s getting louder and louder. And the basic idea is Pilate was just an innocent bystander, an unnecessary part of the story. And then John – he has them almost having a philosophical discussion. We are removing completely I think out of the realm of just straight history. Professor James Tabor
The entire 21st chapter of John is a later addition by someone other than the original author. Excavating the Empty Tomb, 2014
If we could create a narrative showing Jesus ascribing immortality to one of his disciples, then as long as that disciple was alive, Jesus’s prediction would still be alive and valid. The 21st chapter of John accomplishes this. ibid.
There is no extant copy of John without the 21st chapter. ibid.
I John 5:7 [For there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, The Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one] was inserted into that epistle at a later time ... John 5:4 was never part of the Gospel of John. ibid.
Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. Acts 3:1-7