John – J. Ramsey Michaels – New International Commentary on the New Testament

John commentary by J. Ramsey MichaelsJ. Ramsey Michaels is the author of the John volume in the New International Commentary on the New Testament series. It is considered one of the best John commentaries available today.

In this detailed, elegantly written commentary on the Gospel of John, J. Ramsey Michaels gives primary attention to the book 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. [1]

Volume Details

Series: The New International Commentary on the New Testament
Hardcover: 1132 pages
Publisher: Eerdmans (2010)
ISBN-10: 0802823025
ISBN-13: 978-0802823021

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“Here is a substantial, truly original exposition of extraordinary insight and helpfulness to pastor and scholar alike, which should have a considerable life span after both the author and editor have gone to their eternal reward.” — Gordon D. Fee

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“Faithful criticism” characterizes volumes in The New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT). Begun in the late 1940s by an international team of New Testament scholars, the NICNT series has been widely recognized by pastors, students, and scholars alike for its attention to the text of Scripture, its currency with contemporary scholarship, and its service to the global church.

The interpretive work reflected in these commentaries is based on careful study of the Greek text, but commentary readers need not be practiced in the biblical languages in order to benefit from them.

In the same way, NICNT volumes reflect serious work in technical areas — such as linguistics, textual criticism, and historical concerns — but the commentary itself focuses on understanding the text rather than navigating scholarly debates.

Readers can turn to the footnotes and excursuses for more specialized interaction with the Greek text and engagement with critical issues and literature.

Under the editorship of outstanding New Testament scholars — first Ned Stonehouse (Westminster Theological Seminary), then F. F. Bruce (University of Manchester, England) and Gordon D. Fee (Regent College, Canada), and now Joel B. Green (Fuller Theological Seminary) — the NICNT series has flourished.

In order to keep the commentary fresh and contemporary, NICNT volumes are revised and replaced as needed.

Newer volumes in the NICNT account for emergent emphases in biblical studies.

These include heightened attention to rhetorical features of New Testament texts, the cultural settings within which they were written, and their theological significance for God’s people.

In this way, the NICNT series endures as an accessible, authoritative guide to the biblical text.

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