This is a commentary for which it was well worth waiting. The fruit of a lifetimes engagement with Johns Gospel, it manages to be both conservative and original. Above all, it does superbly what the best commentaries do immerse readers in the text itself. Michaels takes us with him deep into this Gospels story of Jesus, expertly probing the narrative, asking questions about it that we may not have thought of, and pointing out details, nuances, and connections we may have missed, all the while ensuring we do not avoid the texts larger, sometimes uncomfortable, truth claims. Readers will emerge invigorated, enlightened, and inspired. . . . The excellence of Michaelss substantial and intriguing close reading makes his commentary one to which readers will return again and again for continuing stimulus in their own study of John.
Andrew T. Lincoln
University of Gloucestershire
A senior Johannine scholar here weaves together fresh thinking on Johns Gospel with his years of engagement with the Gospel and its earlier scholarly interpreters. This new commentary is attentive to the details of the text, to structural clues, and to the cohesiveness of Johns narrative as a whole; while clearly sensitive to the Greek text, it is written to be intelligible for English readers.
Palmer Theological Seminary
J. Ramsey Michaels is emeritus professor of religious studies at Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri and adjunct professor of new Testament at Bangor Theological Seminary, Portland, Maine.
When reading the reader reviews, please note that most of them concern the previous NICOT commentary on John by Leon Morris. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bamram
This is my favorite set of commentaries. The NICNT and the NICOT are great tools for exegetical teaching.Published 4 months ago by Dustin A. Estel
this book was recommended to me as a study guide along with D.A Carson. Morris's book was very comprehensive,and in depth. This was an excellent source. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Peter Bongiovanni
As far as commentaries go, this is useful and informative. The quite extensive way in which Mr. Morris writes the explanations of Greek, history of the writing, comparison with... Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. Callicotte
Leon Lamb Morris (1914-2006) was an Australian New Testament scholar, who was ordained to the Anglican ministry, served as Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge (1960-64); Principal... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Steven H Propp
All went according to plan. Enjoying the Commentary very much. Shipped quickly and packed nicely to avoid damage. Very satisfied.Published 16 months ago by Neil T
The late Leon Morris was one of the most respected New Testament commentators of his generation. The editors of the NICNT did well to ask him to write the commentary on John. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Doug Erlandson