1 John 1:1-4…same author as the gospel.
Seeing as the gospel of John 1:1 references Jesus as present at the beginning of time, similar to how Moses writes Genesis, we can conclude that neither were eyewitnesses. That however, does not invalidate the truth of the writing.
@Mark10.45 is capable of writing in the third person, it’s a pretty common literary tool used throughout the bible and throughout history. It really has no bearing on whether or not @Mark10.45 was an eyewitness to the writing of this post, but we know his testimony is true.
no, this is the “scholarly consensus”…Papias, Irenaeus, Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, Eusebius, and Tertullian reference Mark as Peter’s scribe. Mark, or John Mark is mentioned frequently, Colossians 4, 2 Timothy 4, Acts 12/15, Philemon, 1 Peter 5…some reference the boy in the garden of Gethsemane to be Mark (Mark 14:51-52), which would make him an eyewitness.
True…but his identity can be deduced from the gospel, Acts, Colossians 4:14, and writings from the early church that affirm his authorship.
This is where things get weird for me…there were no printing presses, publishing laws, internet, or academic standard…I don’t understand how the argument that they didn’t follow today’s academic standard 2000 years ago makes any sense.