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The Gospel According to John, Revised (The New International Commentary on the New Testament | NICNT)

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Hailed as perhaps “the best commentary on any book of the Bible by an evangelical in recent decades” by Christianity Today when it was first published in 1971, Leon Morris’ Gospel According to John has become one of the enduring standard commentaries on John’s Gospel.

Recognizing the central importance of the Fourth Gospel in any series on the New Testament, Morris devoted more than 10 years to preparing this volume. Written with considerable acumen and a thorough knowledge of the previous scholarly work on the Johannine text, The Gospel According to John is one of the largest and most comprehensive commentaries ever to come out of the evangelical community.

This revised edition includes significant modifications and additions made in the light of more recent writings on John’s Gospel. While maintaining substantially the same stance as in his original work, Morris here references important secondary sources and studies that have appeared over the last two decades. The commentary is now also based on the New International Version.

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  • Verse-by-verse commentary
  • In-depth discussion of textual and critical matters
  • Introduction to the authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology of John

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“What matters then is that ‘a child53 is born into the world.” (Page 626)

“John is not merely saying that there is something divine about Jesus. He is affirming that he is God,16 and doing so emphatically as we see from the word order in the Greek.” (Pages 68–69)

“‘Life’ in John characteristically refers to eternal life (see on 3:15), the gift of God through his Son. Here, however, the term must be taken in its broadest sense. It is only because there is life in the Logos that there is life in anything on earth at all. Life does not exist in its own right. It is not even spoken of as made ‘by’ or ‘through’ the Word, but as existing ‘in’ him.” (Page 73)

“That Jesus calls Mary ‘Woman’ and not ‘Mother’ probably indicates that there is a new relationship between them as he enters his public ministry.” (Page 158)

“The action of the Father is such as to cleanse his people so that they will live fruitful lives. The ‘fruit’ is not defined here, but we need not doubt that qualities of Christian character are in mind as elsewhere in the New Testament (Matt. 3:8; 7:20; Rom. 6:22; Gal. 5:22; Eph. 5:9; Phil. 1:11, etc.).” (Page 595)

Preachers will find Morris’ exegetical hints helpful inasmuch as they will lead to greater accuracy in expounding the text. The text of the exposition can be read with profit by the average layperson. In the footnotes students of the Word will find the most amazing and delightful array of material. It is a pleasure to recommend this perceptive and valuable treatment.

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Scholarly yet eminently readable and useful to anyone who is studying the Fourth Gospel seriously.


A masterpiece of scholarship and readability.

United Evangelical

Certainly this is the best extended treatment of the Fourth Gospel.

Criswell Theological Review

  • Title: The Gospel according to John
  • Author: Leon Morris
  • Series: New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 1995
  • Logos Release Date: 2009
  • Pages: 888
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. John › Commentaries
  • Resource ID: LLS:NICNT64JN
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-10-19T17:30:34Z

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Leon Morris

Leon Morris (1914–2006) was a leading evangelical New Testament scholar. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in England. He was principal of Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia, retiring in 1979. He then served as visiting professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.


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  3. Jerry Rockwell
    Best analysis of the Gospel of John available. Excellent argument for the authorship by John the Apostle on page 10.

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