The Letters of John and Jude (New Daily Study Bible Series)
Millions of people, worldwide, love William Barclay's endlessly fascinating ability to unlock and reveal the meaning of the New Testament in our daily life. No writer in the New Testament presents with greater intensity the full reality of the incarnation...
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Millions of people, worldwide, love William Barclay's endlessly fascinating ability to unlock and reveal the meaning of the New Testament in our daily life. No writer in the New Testament presents with greater intensity the full reality of the incarnation than John. Not only did Jesus come to the world as a man, but he also suffered for men and women. Aside from its beautiful ending, Jude is often neglected, but there have been times in the history of the Church when Jude was not far from being the most relevant book iin the New Testament. William Barclay is one of the very few to have written a commentary on the whole New Testament. Uniquely, he breaks down the barriers to the ancient past, enabling the modern reader to understand fully what was really said in the New Testament. Familiar stories are given a startling twist that many readers say they find thrilling because they are brought face-to-face with the characters and the action. Another reason for their thrilling impact is that people are inspired by a truly great writer. With his wonderful communication skills and down-to-earth enthusiasm, William Barclay brings hidden details into full view, enriching our appreciation of the entire New Testament and changing and deepening the meanings of many well-known stories.
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.