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Number of Pages: 784
Publication Date: 2017
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Series: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
This series is designed for those who know biblical languages. It is written primarily for the pastor and Bible teacher, not for the scholar. That is, the aim is not to review and offer a critique of every possible interpretation that has ever been given to a passage, but to exegete each passage of Scripture succinctly in its grammatical and historical context. Each passage is interpreted in the light of its biblical setting, with a view to grammatical detail, literary context, flow of biblical argument, and historical setting. While the focus will not be on application, it is expected that the authors will offer suggestions as to the direction in which application can flow.
Edward W. Klink III, Ph.D. (University of St. Andrews) is Associate Professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He is the author of The Sheep of the Fold: The Audience and Origin of the Gospel of John), editor of The Audience of the Gospels: The Origin and Function of the Gospels in Early Christianity, and is currently writing a commentary on the Gospel of John for the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series.
Clinton E. Arnold (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Dean and Professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology in LaMirada, California.
The Geeky Calvinist5 Stars Out Of 5A Superior Exegetical Commentary on JohnMay 22, 2017The Geeky CalvinistQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you are looking through and evangelical commentary on the Greek of John, John, by Edward W. Klink III published by Zondervan Academic is what you are searching for. This commentary is a recent volume in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament Series edited by Clinton E. Arnold, a series which is synonymous with excellent exegesis and superior application, this volume continues the long legacy. This volume is one of the most articulate and practical modern commentaries on the fourth Gospel. While Klink III is no stranger to Biblical commentaries this is his first foray into this first-rate commentary series.
John has four main sections the typical general introduction, and followed by a short bibliography, a commentary on the Greek text of John, and lastly a short work dealing with the theology of the Gospel according to John. With regard to the general introduction it is the typical study into the introductory matters of Johns Gospel. This is a serious scholarly work which dives into contextual as well as the as the different mythological approaches to study these books, and at 80 pages of introduction it is useful to scholars are well as pastors. The only part that is lacking girth is the section on authorship; the author spends more time on the title of the Gospel than possible authorship of John. It is nice to see that Klink III names the Apostle John as the author, yet he never truly examines other candidates. This can either be due to his conviction of the Apostle John being the author or Klink III, not seeing the much evidence to explore other possible options.
In reference to the commentary sections on the text of the Fourth Gospel itself, Klink III, takes great care in carefully showing the original context of passage while applying it directly to the modern day reader. He also uses his own translation of the Greek text, which demonstrates his depth of knowledge of the text itself. The outlines that he provides are also of great use for a pastor looking to preach though the Gospel of John exegetically.
With regard of recommending John to others I would whole heartily recommend this commentary to students of scripture, with one caveat. By this I mean I recommend this work to Pastors, Bible Teachers, Bible College Students, and to a limited extent educated Laymen looking to teach a Sunday school class, there is enough scholarly weight to this work to understand a particular issue in the text while giving aid to pastors in preaching the text. There are many commentaries about Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi available at this moment but John of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series is a giant step above the rest.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Zondervan Academic in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
John: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
2016 by Edward W. Klink III
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
Page Count: 971 Pages
Jimmy ReaganWest Union, OHAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5High quality commentary!February 2, 2017Jimmy ReaganWest Union, OHAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Edward Klink has provided us with a major commentary on the beloved Gospel of John. Its the latest title in the emerging Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (ZECNT) series. Though Mr. Klink has been a successful scholar, he has broadened his outlook for we pastors who use this commentary by himself going into a pastoral ministry. He is very conservative in his viewpoint and strives to be true to the Scriptures. I believe his orthodoxy and vibrant faith will be apparent to any reader. It immediately gives me a greater sense of trust than I find in many commentaries today.
When I began reading the Introduction in this commentary, I at first began wondering exactly where he was going. His approach did not seem the standard fare of most commentaries. By page 25 it all came into focus and I loved it. In short, he says, Scripture becomes its own kind of genre. So many modern commentators miss this obvious fact. His arguments were unanswerable, and as he showed, this fact must define all interpretation. He continued making brilliant hermeneutical observations. For example, he said, the meaning is derived from the event about which the text speaks rather than the other way around. This volume not only gives good coverage of typical introductory issues, but also suggests several needed interpretive corrections. He covered most all the questions you will have. In my view, only the structure section was a little meager.
Then theres the outstanding commentary he gave. Though there is some Greek in this commentary, the English is always there making this volume accessible to all. Every passage is given a concise main idea, a literary context section to tie into big picture, an outline of the passage, a synopsis of the structure and literary form, an explanation of the text (regular commentary), and ends with a fine section on theology and application. In my estimation, the commentary given is of excellent quality.
The Gospel of John is greatly loved by most Christians. We are blessed to have a particularly high number of outstanding exegetical commentaries on it. Though the competition is fierce, this new volume will have to be in the discussion of the best exegetical commentary on John available today. I recommend it.
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