Raymond E. Brown is a foremost Roman Catholic scholar on the Gospel and Epistles of John, having written lengthy in-depth commentaries on each during his lifetime. In this work, he pares down his thoughts into the essential meaning of the writings of John, to provide ready access for all readers into these great books of the Bible. The commentary features the New American Bible (NAB) translation, with Brown's comments below the biblical text. This is an excellent commentary for beginning students, and advanced students will find valuable insights here as well. Raymond E. Brown, at the time of this commentaries publication, was Auburn Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.