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"John’s Gospel is the one, fine, true, and chief Gospel, and is far, far to be preferred over the other three and high above them." So wrote Martin Luther in one of the drafts of his Preface to the New Testament. Luther preferred John’s Gospel because it offered more of the words and fewer of the acts of Christ, and hence, for him at least, it was among the books which "show Christ and teach all that is necessary for you to know." His praise of the Gospel is justly deserved, for John’s Gospel presents the heart of the Christian message with clarity and force to reach contemporary readers. In this commentary on the Gospel of John, Robert Kysar outlines the literary, historical, and theological themes which illuminate John’s message for contemporary scholarship and modern readers.

Key Features

  • Discussion of historical issues, such as authorship, dating, and location
  • Textual and literary notes
  • Bibliographies and suggestions for further reading and study
  • Scripture references linked to your Greek New Testament or English translation

Product Details

  • Title: John
  • Author: Robert Kysar
  • Editors: Roy A. Harrisville, Jack Dean Kingsbury, and Gerhard A. Krodel
  • Publisher: Augsburg
  • Series: Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament
  • Publication Date: 1986
  • Pages: 333

About Robert Kysar

Robert Kysar earned his Ph.D. in New Testament from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, after an undergraduate education at the College of Idaho. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Religious Studies of Yale University, 1973–1974. After seventeen years of college teaching (of which twelve were spent at Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota), he became co-pastor of Christ United Lutheran Church, Gordon, Pennsylvania, with his wife, the Reverend Myrna C. Kysar. He is now professor of Homiletics and New Testament at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

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