Herman Ridderbos is the author of The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary.
It is considered one of the best John commentaries available today.
Ridderbos published this commentary in 1997. It is over 700 pages.
This is a mid-level to advanced-level commentary. It does not offer a lot of exposition or application help to pastors.
It is praised for its thoroughness and theological reflection.
Paperback: 735 pages
Publisher: Eerdmans (1997)
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“A rich resource for any preacher or student. . . . Ridderbos effectively displays the historical and conceptual coherence of the Gospel of John.”
“Ridderbos’s commentary reflects balanced scholarship that endeavors to come to grips with what John was trying to say in his portrayal of Jesus. . . . A splendid example of theological analysis without postulating redactional layers and a significant addition to works on John.”
~ Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
The publisher notes, in this commentary on John—originally published in Dutch in 1987 and translated into English a decade later—Herman Ridderbos engages the host of twentieth-century interpretations while also developing his own integral understanding of John in which the Gospel emerges as a profoundly theological work.
Beginning with a theological introduction on “the peculiar character of the Fourth Gospel,” Ridderbos uses verse-by-verse exposition to unpack John’s distinctive apostolic character, offering expert literary and homiletical exegesis of the Fourth Gospel “as the Christian church adopted it.”