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The Gospel of John: A Commentary (2 vols.)

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Craig Keener’s commentary explores the Jewish and Greco-Roman settings of John more deeply than previous works, paying special attention to social-historical and rhetorical features of the Gospel. This exhaustive commentary contains over 20,000 ancient extrabiblical references and cites about 4,000 different secondary sources, making it the most thorough and thoroughly documented John commentary currently available.

Please note: the two digital volumes will download as a single resource in your digital library.

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  • References extensively varied texts of the Johannine story
  • Presents the Gospel of John as a story for the rejected Jewish community
  • Situates the Gospel in its intellectual, theological, and historical context
  • Introduction
  • The Prologue (1:1–18)
  • Witness in Judea, Samaria, and Galilee (1:19–6:71)
  • Tabernacles and Hanukkah (7:1–10:42)
  • Introducing the Passion (11:1–12:50)
  • The Passion and Resurrection (18:1–20:31)
  • Epilogue (21:1–25)
Craig Keener’s academic commentaries are among the most important in print, because they not only summarize former scholarship but also add so many new insights from primary literature of the time.

David Instone-Brewer, senior research fellow in rabbinics and New Testament, Tyndale House, Cambridge

Keener’s new commentary on the Gospel of John represents a striking achievement in the history of Johannine scholarship. It is meticulously researched, cogently argued, and clearly presented, and will not soon be surpassed either in comprehensiveness or in depth. [It] belongs on the shelf of every student of the fourth Gospel.

David E. Aune, Walter Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, University of Notre Dame

This exhaustive commentary on the Gospel of John is an example of evangelical scholarship at its best. Keener relentlessly pursues all the possible sources for the Johannine story. The historical Jesus, early Christian tradition, and Palestinian, rabbinic, and the Mediterranean worlds are his regular points of extensive reference. Keener’s reading of the fourth Gospel as a story written for a rejected Jewish community, claiming they are the true Israel, and that Jesus is the perfection of the gift of Torah, raises questions that must be taken into account by future Johannine scholarship.

Francis J. Moloney, Katharine Drexel Professor of Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America

Keener’s commentary is marked by intelligence as well as comprehensiveness. In the marshalling of relevant materials from John’s own milieu and in the canvassing of modern scholarly literature, Keener is unsurpassed in his generation of Johannine scholars. . . . Serious interpreters of the Gospel of John will not always agree with Keener’s conclusions, but they must take account of his work.

D. Moody Smith Jr., George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, Duke University

Keener’s commentary on the Gospel of John is a work of stunning erudition. Aimed primarily at situating the Gospel in its intellectual, theological, and historical context, this monumental commentary cites an unparalleled array of ancient sources. Scholars will be mining its references and citing its interpretations for decades to come.

R. Alan Culpepper, dean, McAfee School of Theology

  • Title: The Gospel of John: A Commentary, Volumes 1 & 2
  • Author: Craig Keener
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2012
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 1696
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. John › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781441255693, 9780801046759
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-07-29T20:49:00Z

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Craig Keener

Dr. Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, and is the author of 17 books, four of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. One, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, has sold more than half a million copies. He has authored scholarly commentaries on Matthew, John (two volumes), Acts (four volumes), and more briefly on Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Revelation. Dr. Keener is married to Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, who spent 18 months as a refugee in her nation of Congo before their marriage.




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