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.
Raymond E. Brown, S.S., (1928-1998) was the Auburn Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He was author of some forty books on the Bible and past president of three of the most important biblical societies in the world. By appointment of two popes (Paul VI in 1972, John Paul II in 1996) Brown was a member of the Roman Pontifical Biblical Commission. Time magazine called him "probably the premier Catholic Scripture scholar of the U.S."