The New Covenant Commentary Series couples faithful biblical interpretation and fruitful theological reflection. In this commentary on John, Jey J. Kanagaraj unwraps the Gospel of John piece-by-piece, illuminating the theology and application within. Kanagaraj provides a valuable tool studying John, illustrating the impact John’s Gospel made on faith and tradition when it was written—and the significance it continues to have. Giving his own English translations when necessary, he carefully works through this book, examining how the church is portrayed as God’s “new covenant community.” He explores how John’s Gospel is characterized by two virtues: love and obedience, emphasizing how these qualities only manifest through God’s initiating grace and faithfulness, revealed in Jesus and empowered by the Spirit. Kanagaraj discusses how God’s new community is inclusive and progressive, seeking to bring all people to one flock, under one shepherd. Kanagaraj provides helpful insights throughout the text, arguing that the idea of founding and nurturing a new community was in God’s heart even before all creation.
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It is a precious gift when a key biblical scholar puts together a commentary that reflects the best current research and a concern to relate the text to today. Jey Kanagaraj’s commentary does just that, providing the reader with reliable historical information and perspectives that fuse the horizons of then and now. A sound guide for the careful and the caring.
—William Loader, professor emeritus of New Testament, Murdoch University
Jey J. Kanagaraj was professor of New Testament at the Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India, and principal of Bethel Bible Institute near Salem, India. He is the author of ‘Mysticism’ in the Gospel of John: An Inquiry into its Background, and of another commentary on John’s Gospel written for an Indian audience. He has also edited two books and published numerous articles.