TWITTER, J. RAMSEY MICHAELS, and JOHN’S GOSPEL.

Nothing like waking up on a Monday, my day off, as a contest winner…So thankful to have won J. Ramsey Michaels’ The Gospel of John (New International Commentary on the New Testament) from Eerdmans through a contest on Twitter!  If you’re not already following Eerdmans on Twitter, you can follow them @eerdmansbooks.  They’re a great follow, keeping you up-to-date on their releases and various news in the realm of biblical studies (hey, you may even win their next contest!?).

Here’s some info on Michaels’ recent commentary if you’re interested…

Publisher’s Description: In this detailed, elegantly written commentary J. Ramsey Michaels gives primary attention to the Gospel of John in its present form rather than to the sources or traditions behind it. Michaels examines both the Gospel’s literary character and its theological significance for the Christian community in its own time and through the ages. This landmark commentary — seventeen years in the making, reflecting fifty years of classroom teaching, and packed with fresh insights — will prove highly useful to scholars, students, and, especially, pastors.

1122 Pages

Published October 2010

About the Author: J. Ramsey Michaels is professor emeritus of religious studies at Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, and adjunct professor of New Testament at Bangor Theological Seminary, Portland, Maine. He is the author of several commentaries and over two hundred articles on the New Testament.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editor’s Preface
Author’s Preface
Abbreviations
Bibliography

INTRODUCTION

I. THE NATURE OF JOHN’S GOSPEL

II. THE AUTHORSHIP OF THE GOSPEL
A. “John” in Ancient Traditions
B. The Tradition Pro and Con
C. That Disciple

III. TRUTH CLAIMS

IV. JOHN AND THE OTHER GOSPELS

V. THE STRUCTURE OF JOHN’S GOSPEL

VI. LOCATION AND DATE

VII. THEOLOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS

TEXT, EXPOSITION, AND NOTES

I. PREAMBLE: THE LIGHT (1:1-5)

II. THE TESTIMONY OF JOHN (1:6–3:36)
A. John and the Coming of the Light (1:6-13)
B. Our Testimony and John’s (1:14-18)
C. John and Jesus (1:19-34)
D. Jesus and John’s Disciples (1:35-51)
E. Jesus at Cana and Capernaum (2:1-12)
F. Jesus in the Temple at Passover (2:13-22)
G. Jesus and Nicodemus at Passover (2:23–3:21)
H. John’s Farewell (3:22-36)

III. JESUS’ SELF-REVELATION TO THE WORLD (4:1–12:50)
A. Jesus and the Samaritans (4:1-42)
B. Jesus in Galilee Again (4:43-54)
C. Jesus and the Sick Man in Jerusalem (5:1-18)
D. Jesus’ Answer to the Jews in Jerusalem (5:19-47)
E. Across the Lake and Back (6:1-21)
F. Jesus and the Crowd at Capernaum (6:22-40)
G. Jesus and the Jews at Capernaum (6:41-59)
H. Jesus and His Disciples at Capernaum (6:60-71)
I. To Jerusalem, or Not? (7:1-13)
J. Jesus in the Temple (7:14-36)
K. The Last Day of the Festival: Jesus and the Pharisees (7:37–8:29)
L. The Last Day of the Festival: Jesus and the Jews Who Believed (8:30-59)
M. Jesus and the Man Born Blind (9:1-38)
N. Blind Guides and the Good Shepherd (9:39–10:21)
O. Titles and Works (10:22-42)
P. Going to Bethany (11:1-16)
Q. The Raising of Lazarus, and Its Consequences (11:17-54)
R. To Jerusalem Again (11:55–12:19)
S. The Hour of Glorification (12:20-36)
T. The Verdict on the World (12:37-50)

IV. JESUS’ SELF-REVELATION TO THE DISCIPLES (13:1–17:26)
A. Jesus at Supper (13:1-20)
B. The Departure of Judas (13:21-35)
C. Four Questions (13:36–14:31)
D. Indwelling and the Love Command (15:1-17)
E. The World and the Advocate (15:18–16:16)
F. The Disciples’ Response (16:17-33)
G. The Prayer for the Disciples (17:1-26)

V. VERIFICATION OF JESUS’ SELF-REVELATION IN HIS PASSION AND RESURRECTION (18:1–21:25)
A. The Arrest and Hearing (18:1-27)
B. Jesus, Pilate, and the Jews (18:28–19:15)
C. The Crucifixion and Burial (19:16-42)
D. The Empty Tomb and the First Appearance: Jesus and Mary (20:1-18)
E. The Second Appearance: The Disciples and Thomas (20:19-31)
F. The Third Appearance and Simon Peter’s Commission (21:1-25)

INDEXES

Subjects
Authors
Scripture References
Early Extrabiblical Literature

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