The purpose of this article is to explore the identity of the recipients
at the time of the completion of the Gospel. An effort is made to
determine to whom John wrote this Gospel and how he adapted his
theological message to reach this aim. It will be argued that John
did not only focus on a specific group of people, but had a wide
variety of people (i.e., Jews, Hellenists, Samaritans) in mind, which
leads to the conclusion that the Fourth Gospel was written with both
evangelistic and didactic aims.