I did some editing of the above post and added links. There is much more that can be done with this material, especially with regard to the interplay between the "Jesus dynasts" and the "John dynasts" during the 2nd and 3rd Centuries, as well as the interplay between East and West. Possibly I'll make a couple more posts before the summer break. I expect to knock off June-August as usual!
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