The Historical Reliability of John's Gospel: Issues & CommentaryCraig L. BlombergIVP Academic / 2011 / Trade Paperback$19.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A Leader in Its Field!April 15, 2017Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book by reputed scholar Craig Blomberg has become the leader in the field in the unique category of the historical reliability of Johns Gospel. Haven already written The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, Mr. Blomberg was right at home in digging deeper into the much beloved Gospel of John.
Part one covering through page 68 is what he calls introductory considerations. It includes topics such as you would find in a traditional Introduction of a major commentary, yet always with an eye to his subject of historical reliability. A skepticism in the matter of historical reliability mars many works in print on the Gospel of John today. Its wonderful to see a book that upholds that reliability when he discusses authorship, date and provenance, sources, the relationship between John and the Synoptic Gospels, literary genre, and audience and purposes. The final part of this section discusses where he feels the burden of proof lies in what the criteria of authenticity ought to be followed by his sensible suggestion for the way forward.
Part two is a commentary of over 200 pages on the Gospel of John with a focus in every text on the historical data and why it is reliable. To my mind, that makes this short commentary a jewel. Its a subject that might be ignored in several texts in even major commentaries on the Book of John. In our skeptical age, this commentary helps in an area of one of the strongest onslaughts against the Book of John that we face. Frankly, the value of this commentary exceeds its size.
The commentary is followed by an incredibly detailed bibliography of near 35 pages. All in all, this volumes attractive cover and economical price makes it an all-around winner.
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Gaspar Clubb5 Stars Out Of 5Debunking the so-called Jesus SeminarJune 3, 2016Gaspar ClubbQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Need a good resourse for exposing the so-called Jesus Seminar? Then I recommend not only The Historical Reliability of John's Gospel but anything by Dr. Blomberg. After a necessary iintoduction to set the stage for the rest of the book, Blomberg works his way through the Gospel of John in commentary fashion giving reasons for the historicity of words and acts of Jesus as presented by John. There are plenty of footnotes which provide the reader with alternate or supporting views. This is a great companion book to Blomberg's The Historical Reliability of the Gospels.
ScottCambridge, Ontario CanadaAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5November 25, 2013ScottCambridge, Ontario CanadaAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It is perfect for all students, pastors and scholars
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