eBook The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary, 1st Edition

  • Herman Ridderbos
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 146745060X
  • ISBN-13: 9781467450607
  • DDC: 226.5
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 735 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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New in the Eerdmans Classic Biblical Commentaries collection. In this commentary on John—originally published in Dutch in 1987 and translated into English a decade later—Herman Ridderbos engages the host of twentieth-century interpretations while also developing his own integral understanding of John in which the Gospel emerges as a profoundly theological work. Beginning with a theological introduction on “the peculiar character of the Fourth Gospel,” Ridderbos uses verse-by-verse exposition to unpack John’s distinctive apostolic character, offering expert literary and homiletical exegesis of the Fourth Gospel “as the Christian church adopted it.”

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Peculiar Character of the Fourth Gospel.
1: 1:1-18 The Prologue.
2: 1:19-51 Preparation for Jesus' Public Ministry.
3: 2–4 From Cana to Cana: The Revelation of Jesus’ Glory.
4: 5–6 Jesus' Self-Revelation as Son of God and Bread of Life, Resistance from “the Jews”.
5: 7–10 Who Is Jesus?.
6: 11–12 Prelude to the Passion Narrative.
7: 13 The Last Supper Conversations with the Disciples.
8: 14–17 The Farewell Discourses.
9: 18–19 Jesus’ Suffering and Death.
10: 20 The Empty Tomb and the Appearances of the Risen One.
11: 21 Jesus' Appearance at the Sea of Tiberias and the Conclusion of the Gospel.
Index of Names.
Index of Subjects.
Index of Scripture References.