Art and Images related to John's Gospel
compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

JOHN 20–21

The Empty Tomb (John 20:1-10) - in all four Gospels, one or two angels/messengers appear to one or more women at the empty tomb; only in the Fourth Gospel do Peter and the "Beloved Disciple" also run to the tomb
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Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18) - in the Synoptic Gospels, the angelic messengers appear to more than one woman; in Matt 28:9-10 Jesus himself also appears to the women; but only in John's Gospel does Jesus appear to Mary Magdalene alone at the tomb

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones: The Morning of the Resurrection

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: The Incredulity of Saint ThomasJesus Appears to the Disciples and to Thomas (John 20:19-29) - Jesus appears to the disciples as a group in all four Gospels; only John's singles out the reaction of Thomas and Jesus' second appearance a week later
The First Conclusion of John's Gospel (John 20:30-31) - a uniquely Johannine ending, but difficult to depict in art
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Epilogue: Another Resurrection Appearance (John 21:1-14) - this episode is found only in John, although it has some similarities to the story in Luke 5:1-11
Jesus, Peter, and the Beloved Disciple; The Second Conclusion (John 21:15-25) - this story is found only in John
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John 1, esp. John (the Baptizer)
John 2–3, esp. the Wedding at Cana
John 4–6, esp. the Samaritan Woman
John 7–8, esp. the Adulterous Woman
John 9 –10, esp. the Man Born Blind
John 11–12, esp. the Raising of Lazarus
John 13–17, esp. the Washing of the Feet
John 18–19, esp. the Crucifixion and Burial Scenes
John 20–21, esp. Mary Magdalene & Doubting Thomas
Depictions of John the Evangelist
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