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The Gospel of John: The New International Commentary on the New Testament

Posted in Bible, Books by Jim on October 28, 2010

J. Ramsey Michaels is the author of this very new massive volume on the Gospel of John which consists of a lengthy introduction in seven parts and exposition in five.  You can read an excerpt here.  The awesome folk at Eerdmans have sent a copy for review, which I post in parts as follows:


This is an excellent, excellent commentary.  I recommend it mightily.

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  1. brianfulthorp said, on October 4, 2010 at 11:11

    This is one I am going to want to get soon! Thanks and look forward to the review – he also did a commentary for IVP, your favorite publisher, :-) on the book of Revelation I want to check out too.

    • Jim said, on October 4, 2010 at 11:21

      im glad to say that ivp academic has been doing some pretty good stuff of late.

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  3. Rick Wadholm Jr said, on October 4, 2010 at 15:37

    Have you used Leon Morris’ commentary on John in the NICNT that this one is replacing? I would be interested in your take on the value of the two in comparison to one another. Obviously Morris is dated scholastically, but I would be interested in some of the particulars. I am using a number of commentaries currently on a two year preaching through the Gospel according to John (one of those being the one by Morris). Thanks for offering to share your review of the volume with us all! Blessings!

    • Jim said, on October 4, 2010 at 15:49

      its been so long since ive read, and disposed of, morris, that i cant even recall particulars.

  4. Rick Wadholm Jr said, on October 4, 2010 at 16:05

    Thanks anyways Jim. I just thought I’d ask in case you had any help in that area. Likely I’ll be acquiring Michael’s volume before too long (and just decide whether I should pass on Morris or keep both).

    • Jim said, on October 4, 2010 at 16:07

      well given my hazy recollection of morris, i’d clear him off the shelf and make room for his much more worthy replacement.

  5. Mark Stevens said, on October 8, 2010 at 06:18

    Bought it!

    • Jim said, on October 8, 2010 at 06:19

      think youll enjoy it a lot

  6. Mark Stevens said, on October 8, 2010 at 06:42

    I will preach the Gospel of John from December through to Easter 2011 so it will come in handy.

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  8. Matthew Montonini said, on October 12, 2010 at 10:13

    Hey, Jim.

    If you are interested, I have a three part interview with Ramsey ( this commentary over at my blog. Part I came out yesterday, part II tommorrow, and part III will be out Friday.


  9. Jim said, on October 12, 2010 at 10:30

    thanks matt. ask him why he skipped the very important ‘cleansing of the temple’ chronology question. i understand his point but i think he really should have dealt with it.

  10. Doug said, on October 20, 2010 at 10:31

    Is knowledge of Greek a prerequisite to really understanding this book? Would this book be suitable for a layman? Thanks.

    • Jim said, on October 20, 2010 at 10:57

      no- youll make it through it without any knowledge of greek.

  11. Doug said, on October 20, 2010 at 11:38

    Thanks, doc.

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  13. Nazaroo said, on October 28, 2010 at 09:20

    Can you please post his comments on John 7:53-8:11? Its his treatment of this key text that will make or break his commentary as far as many are concerned.


    • Jim said, on October 28, 2010 at 09:26

      sorry no. ive finished the review and im on to other things.

  14. Mark Begemann said, on October 30, 2010 at 12:02

    thanks for taking the time to thoughtfully review this. it was helpful in my decision to purchase.

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