The Gospel of John (Volume 2) (New Daily Study Bible Series)
Markedly different from "Matthew", "Mark" and "Luke", "John" lacks the pithy phrases that the other three gospels possess. In "John", much of Jesus' teachings come in the form of extended paragraphs, even entire chapters. They are in-depth, argumentative and engaging....
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Markedly different from "Matthew", "Mark" and "Luke", "John" lacks the pithy phrases that the other three gospels possess. In "John", much of Jesus' teachings come in the form of extended paragraphs, even entire chapters. They are in-depth, argumentative and engaging. It is also only in "John" that we hear of Jesus washing the disciples' feet, the raising of Lazarus, and the marriage feast of Cana of Galilee. The characters of many of the disciples particularly come to life. William Barclay reveals why, for many Christian people, the Gospel according to "John" is the most precious book of the "New Testament". It is the book on which, above all, people feed their minds and nourish their hearts, and in which they rest their souls.
"He who follows me will not walk in darkness, but he will have the light of life." The Gospel of John is, for many Christian people, the most precious book of the New Testament. Markedly different from the other gospels, John avoids the pithy phrases that identify the others. John's thorough and winning, yet confrontational, style is part of the reason that this gospel is considered to be so important within the New Testament. In this second volume of commentary on John, William Barclay explores this gospel's implicit statements and clarifies meaning. Often referred to as the spiritual gospel, it is the book on which, above all, people 'feed their minds and nourish their hearts, and in which they rest their souls'. William Barclay's world-renowned down-to-earth New Daily Study Bible commentaries - including his own translations of the New Testament texts - have inspired millions of people across the generations 'to know better their Bible, their God and their Saviour'.
Born 1907 in Scotland, William Barclay studied at Glasgow and Marburg universities. He was ordained in 1933 and inducted to Renfrew Trinity Church until 1946 when he was appointed Lecturer in New Testament Language and Literature at Glasgow University and later to the position of Professor in New Testament and Divinity. In 1956 the Degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred on him and he held several prestigious academic positions subsequently. Barclay was a theologian, author, editor, lecturer and broadcaster. His Daily Study Bible won international acclaim, and in 1968 he published his own translation of the New Testament. Barclay was married to Barbara and had three children, he died in 1978.