John (Baker Exegetical Commentary On The New Testament Series)
In this major new commentary, Andreas Kostenberger presents an up-to-date, detailed analysis of the Gospel of John that engages with a wide range of current scholarship. Kostenberger provides expert guidance through the often heated debates on this key New Testament...
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In this major new commentary, Andreas Kostenberger presents an up-to-date, detailed analysis of the Gospel of John that engages with a wide range of current scholarship. Kostenberger provides expert guidance through the often heated debates on this key New Testament book.
In this major new commentary on the Gospel of John, Andreas Kostenberger presents comprehensive and up-to-date analysis. His detailed study of one of the most important books in the New Testament is sure to become a standard resource for preachers, students, and scholars. A well-respected New Testament scholar, Kostenberger begins with a thorough introduction to John and the topics relevant to its interpretation. He discusses the book authorship, date of writing, theological emphasis, and relation to other New Testament writings. In the commentary proper, each exegetical unit is introduced and translated by the author. A full verse-by-verse exposition is followed by additional notes of a more technical nature. Throughout the commentary Kostenberger interacts with the best recent scholarship and presents his conclusions in an accessible manner. When dealing with particular problematic sections, he considers the full range of suggested interpretations drawn from a broad spectrum of commentators before offering his own understanding. As with all volumes published in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, John seeks to reach a broad audience with scholarly research from an evangelical perspective. Each volume in the BECNT series interacts with the best contemporary scholarship, offering up to-date accurate, and authoritative analysis of the Greek to through rigorous exegesis and exposition. Central themes are developed throughout and each exegetical unit is related to the overall message of the biblical book. Pastors and seminarians especially appreciate the combination of broad overview and in-depth analysis found in BECNT volumes.
Andreas J. Kostenberger's new commentary on the Gospel of John draws on extensive research and engages the best of contemporary scholarship, yet provides a readable study that will be beneficial to students, pastors, and scholars. After considering the historical context of the letter as well as its relation to other New Testament writings, Kostenberger turns to his exegetical work. An introduction to each exegetical unit is provided along with the author's own translation of the Greek text. In the course of his verse-by-verse comments, Kostenberger incorporates references to other ancient writings that help explain the book's theological, cultural, and social context. Where appropriate, he draws upon the work of other commentators and provides extensive notes for further reading and research.
Andreas J. Kostenberger (Drs., Vienna University of Economics, Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Professor of New Testament/Director of Ph.D. Studies at South East Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest. He is also the editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and the author of numerous books including The Gospel of John (Baker Exegetical Commentary of the New Testament) Encountering the Gospel of John, The Book Study Concordance of the Greek New Testament, and The Missions of Jesus and the Disciples according to the Fourth Gospel.
He also translated Adolf Schlatter's two-volume New Testament Theology. His current publications include The Pastoral Epistles (Revised Expositor's Bible Commentary); A Theology of John's Gospel and Letters: The Word, the Christ, the Son of Godand The Cradle, The Cross and The Crown.