Hellen Mardaga, «Note Sur La Triple Mention Des Disciples En Jn 18,1-2», Vol. 16 (2003) 117-131
This contribution deals with the threefold reference to the disciples in Jn 18:1-2 and pays special attention to the double mention of them in 18:1. In literary criticism there is discussion whether the second part of this repetition 18:1b (ei0sh=lqen au)to\j kai\ oi9 maqhtai\ autou=) is secondary. In the author’s view, however, 18:1b forms an integral part of the section 18:1-2 and cannot be seen as a later addition of a redactor. This threefold mention illustrates the creative style of the evangelist. Not only does it fit in with the rest of the pericope, but also coheres well with other passages of the Fourth Gospel.