The Gospel of John

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Sep 16, 1971 - Religion - 846 pages
This new commentary — part of Eerdmans’s acclaimed NICNT series — gives primary attention to John’s gospel in its present form rather than the sources or traditions behind it.

J. Ramsey Michaels assumes that the John who authored the book is someone very close to Jesus and, therefore, that the gospel is a testimony to events that actually happened in the life of Jesus. Yet Michaels does not ignore the literary character of the gospel of John or its theological contribution to the larger Christian community from its own time to the present day. Through a detailed verse-by-verse commentary, Michaels reveals how the gospel of “the disciple whom Jesus loved” is a unified composition, intertwined with the synoptics, yet drawing on material none of them cover.

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THE GOSPEL OF JOHN by J. Ramsay Michaels This is a massive work (1094 pages) on John, which replaces Leon Morris’ work in The New International Commentary on the New Testament series. As I have been ... Read full review

An excellent commentary on John

User Review  - Paul Burnes -

This volume maintains the balance between readability and scholarship. Those who wish a more thorough Greek study should try the NIGTC entry. The author's depth and and insight into the text are ... Read full review

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J. Ramsey Michaels is emeritus professor of religious studies at Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri and adjunct professor of new Testament at Bangor Theological Seminary, Portland, Maine.

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