The Gospel According to John: Pillar New Testament Commentary [PNTC]
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As the inaugural volume in the Pillar New Testament Commentary series, D.A. Carson's The Gospel According to John set the tone for what would become of this now widely respected series. Carson's primary focus is on the flow of the text rather than an overly burdensome concentration on technical issues. However, where necessary those elements are brought in and thoroughly reviewed and the issues adjudicated with precision and great competency.

In doing so, Carson provides a basic map of contemporary Johannine scholarship, but also focuses on the theological contributions of the Gospel, especially it's evangelistic themes. A well-rounded and sober introduction dealing with issues such as authorship, authenticity, and other matters makes this an ideal volume on John's gospel.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 715
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 6 1/4 X 9 1/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0802836836
ISBN-13: 9780802836830
Series: Pillar NT Commentary

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In this solid evangelical commentary on John's Gospel, a respected Scripture expositor makes clear the flow of the text, engages a small but representative part of the massive secondary literature on John, shows how the Fourth Gospel contributes to biblical and systematic theology, and offers a consistent exposition of John as an evangelistic Gospel. The comprehensive introduction treats such matters as the authenticity, authorship, purpose, and structure of the Gospel.

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D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois.

Editorial Reviews

Christianity TodayNumber 1 Critics Choice for Commentaries & Runner-up Readers Choice (1992)

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  1. Jimmy Reagan
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    Jimmy Reagan
    Leesville, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    This commentary on the Gospel of John (Pillar New Testament Commentary series) by the renowned D. A. Carson has stood as a giant among commentaries for several years now. Glowing reviews can be found in a multitude of places. Carson himself comes the closest to having a following of any scholar I know. Hes conservative, sharp, thorough, and never fears going on record with what he believes. My guess is that the publishers of this series will hold on to this title for a long time, and if theres ever any revision done it will be done by Carson himself.

    Since Mr. Carson never beats around the bush about what he believes, he is particularly adept at writing an Introduction. He doesnt meander through scholarly prognostications, but lines them up, assesses them quickly, and shoots down the ones that dont deserve to stand. You will learn what he believes, why he believes it, and why it is right! Whether you will agree that he is right or not, his style of writing sticks in your mind and makes an impression long after other things would be forgotten.

    He begins by explaining some distinctive characteristics of Johns Gospel. That section opens up issues that will reappear in many ways later. His second section has to do with the early reception of Johns Gospel. He sifts a lot of history quickly and makes a strong case for his opinion. As he moves closer to present times, he effectively banishes some of the stranger scholarly reconstructions that have been foisted upon John. In the third section on authenticity he gets into evaluating source criticism as well as some other critical analyses. To be the conservative hero that he is, he occasionally steps farther into criticism than I would expect, but his conclusions still come down firmly in the conservative camp. These discussions, of course, lead naturally to one about the relation of John and the Synoptics. At length, he gets to the section on the authorship of Johns Gospel. In my opinion, he particularly excelled in this section. After you read this section, you will see that attempts to discredit the possibility that John the Apostle wrote this gospel are more smoke and mirrors than reality. In the section on the date and provenance of Johns Gospel he well surveys the field before he arrives at a date around A.D. 80-85. Another section on the purpose of Johns Gospel is enlightening as is the one on the theological emphases in John. He barely discusses structure before he provides us with an outline.

    The commentary proper is the same thoughtful, careful, determined work that you found in the Introduction. The Gospel of John is one of the most important books in the Bible, and I have two or three special commentaries on John that I never fail to consult when looking at a passage in John. This commentary is one of those volumes. You could almost label this commentary famous. Believe it or not, its quality can bear its fame.

    I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
  2. Mac
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    Gospel of John
    October 13, 2016
    Mac
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    taking a BSF course on John and this book has been very helpful with additional information on the Book of John. Had actually ordered book when before I had signed up for the study so the timing was great. Keep up the good work
  3. S A McClain
    Tacoma area
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent commentary
    March 23, 2011
    S A McClain
    Tacoma area
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    In preaching through the book of John, I've used many commentaries and have found Carson's to be the best work out there. I suggest one consult Morris (NICNT and Reflections on the Gospel of John), Ridderbos, and occasionally Beasley Murray (WBC) for other helpful works. Kostenberger's BEC work echo's most of the above and should really only be used if you are looking for a summary (though his footnotes can occasionally be helpful).
  4. Pastor Ryan
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    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Product is Reliable and Solid Exegetically
    February 22, 2011
    Pastor Ryan
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Carson's commentary on the Gospel of John (Pillar New Testament) is excellent, and arguably one of the better commentary. Thoroughly evangelical, biblically solid and clear, understandable sentences. He processes the Greek fluently and translates effectively. One of the "staples" in the commentaries on John - well worth owning!
  5. Simon Kao
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 21, 2010
    Simon Kao
    This is an excellent commentary on the important book of John written by a respected expositor that I have personally heard him preaching in three sermons recently in a winter conference.
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