John, Revised edition: Tyndale New Testament Commentary [TNTC]
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Among the Gospels, John's is unique. It has a structure with long conversations and extended debates, and much of its content is not found elsewhere. Jesus' relationship to the Father and his teaching on the Holy Spirit are given special prominence. Ultimately, faith, believing in Jesus, is at the center-with signs highlighted to provoke faith, and stories of those who responded to Jesus as examples of faith. Colin Kruse ably shows how the Fourth Gospel weaves its themes of belief and unbelief into its rich Christology.

The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Written by some of the world's most distinguished evangelical scholars, these twenty volumes offer clear, reliable, and relevant explanations of every book in the New Testament. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series. These Tyndale volumes are designed to help readers understand what the Bible actually says and what it means. The introduction to each volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date, and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. The commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. It also comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The aim throughout is to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 480
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0830842942
ISBN-13: 9780830842940
Series: Tyndale Commentary

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Colin G. Kruse (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior lecturer of New Testament at Melbourne School of Theology. In the twenty years following his ordination into the Anglican ministry, Kruse gained practical experience in parishes in Australia and the U.S. along with five years of missionary service as a theological lecturer in Indonesia. Besides journal articles on the New Testament, Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Kruse has authored several books including and He has also written the Tyndale New Testament Commentary on 2 Corinthians and the Pillar New Testament Commentary titles and

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"The Tyndale volumes have long been the premier shorter-length commentary series on both Testaments throughout the English-speaking world."
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"There simply is no series of medium-length commentaries that approaches the excellence of the Tyndale commentaries."
"The evenness and quality of this series are remarkable."

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  1. The Geeky Calvinist
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Wonderful Revised Edition
    October 6, 2017
    The Geeky Calvinist
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Just like were placing a beloved sports figure, replace a legendary volume in a scholarly Commentary series is no easy task. Needless to say Colin G. Kruse had his work cut out for him to replace R.V. G. Taskers commentary on the Gospel of John for the spectacular Tyndale New Testament Commentary series. R.V. G. Tasker was the standard for introductory commentaries for the Gospel of John and Kruses commentary replaces a legend with one of equal caliber.

    Kruse who has written other commentaries on Johannine books is a distinguished scholar and is no stranger to commentaries in the New Testaments, and his academic credentials shine in this studious commentary. The Tyndale New Testament commentary is a great introduction commentary for pastors and laymen alike and requires no knowledge of the Biblical Greek language. Yet this commentary is part of a growing trend of added girth in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series. Weighing in at just under 470 pages this commentary is almost the length of a mid-range commentary. Yet the accessibility of this commentary makes it a wonderful introduction to the gospel of John. I own and have read many commentaries on the gospel of John and this new commentary is one of the greatest additions to that lineage. Furthermore this commentary shows great potential in giving phenomenal application combined with superior exegesis.

    John, begins with the typical study into the introductory matters of this book of the Bible, yet while introductions are common, is atypical for Kruse is so through with his research and interaction with recent scholarship. In a day where these matters are either glossed over to get to the exegesis of the text or are so cumbersome that they become useless, Kruse found a good balance in being thorough, communicating depth and attention to recent scholarship, without losing the message of the text.

    With reference to the commentary sections on John, Kruse, expertly navigates the text showing the original context of passage while applying it directly to the modern day reader. He also uses a pastoral tone in many of his comments yet never sacrifices his scholastic approach. The outlines that he provides are also of great use for a pastor looking to preach though the Gospel of John.

    In 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 the Gospel of John available at this moment but, Kruse, of the TNTC series is a giant leap above the rest.

    This book was provided to me free of charge from IVP Academic in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
  2. Jimmy Reagan
    Leesville, SC
    Age: 45-54
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great, Economical Commentary!
    September 9, 2017
    Jimmy Reagan
    Leesville, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Colin Kruse has revised his popular commentary in the beloved Tyndale New Testament Commentary (TNTC) series to extend its life for another generation. It was one of the last releases in the older set and has proven to be one of the most popular. Ive never seen anything but positive reviews for the older edition. While we could not call this a major revision, the series editors were wise to secure Mr. Kruse for this revised edition. Aimed at pastors and Bible students, this book strikes a great balance between scholarly information and helpful exegesis and exposition.

    This volume continues to have a major Introduction for a mid-level series. Some sections are little revised while others have additional paragraphs that brings the discussion up-to-date. The authors love of the Gospel of John is clearly displayed from the earliest pages. He begins by explaining the significance of Johns Gospel followed by an overview, a brief discussion of distinctive features, and a scenario for both the Gospel of John and the Epistles of John. Next, he briefly addresses sources.

    He explains Johns purpose as well as the likely readership. Hes very favorable to the Apostle John being the author and examines both external and internal evidence. He summarizes reasons found in the scholarly world for the frequent rejection of Johns authorship before concluding with his comfort in seeing John as the author. From there he goes into the date and place of writing and speaks favorably of the historical reliability of Johns Gospel.

    One of the most enhanced sections is entitled recent trends in the interpretation of the gospel of John. As before, he discusses it as a Gospel of signs, a two-level drama, and explains the narrative criticism scholars see in John. He adds, though, discussion of structural exegesis, reader-response approaches, feminist approaches, and postcolonial approaches. Theres a great section on the theology of the Gospel of John covering all the important elements that are even found in larger exegetical works. He ends the Introduction with a brief discussion of the structure of the Gospel of John.

    The commentary itself is also unchanged in places while others receive substantial upgrading. I dont know how you couldnt rank it as one of the very best of the mid-level commentaries on the Gospel of John. Factor in its economical price, and this is a volume pastors and Bible students must consider.



    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.
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