From the Back Cover
Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Greek transliterated. Notes at the close of each chapter provide additional textual and technical comments for those who want to dig deeper. A bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes are also included. Pastors, students, and Bible teachers will find in this series a commitment to accessibility without sacrificing serious scholarship.
John the apostle, the last of the original twelve, writes the final and most spiritual of the four Gospels. His intention is to clearly announce that Jesus is the eternal Son of God who has come in the flesh to redeem the world. This volume unpacks and explains the beautiful and rich signs and symbols that John used so that "you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."
J. Ramsey Michaels is Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus at Missouri State University, Springfield. He has also taught New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Seminary in Massachusetts, Fuller Seminary in Pasadena and Seattle, and most recently Bangor Seminary in Portland, Maine. He has written commentaries on 1 Peter, Revelation, and Hebrews in addition to the Gospel of John. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.