Item description for Interpreting the Gospel of John (Guides to New Testament Exegesis) by Gary M. Burge & Gray M. Burge...
Overview The Gospel of John has become so familiar and seems so simple that it is easy to overlook its special challenges, says the author of this helpful guide. Interpreting the Gospel of John, now updated and back in print, presents an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan for exegeting the Fourth Gospel. It leads beginners through the maze of academic discussion concerning origins, authorship, and interpretation. Textual, cultural, and literary considerations are explained, and leading commentaries on the Gospel of John are rated according to scholarship and reliability. The final section of the volume focuses on preaching and teaching from John. Interpreting the Gospel of John is part of Baker's Guides to New Testament Exegesis series, covering the various genres of New Testament literature.
Publishers Description The Gospel of John has become so familiar and seems so simple that it is easy to overlook its special challenges, says the author of this helpful guide. "Interpreting the Gospel of John" presents an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan for exegeting the Fourth Gospel. It leads beginners through the maze of academic discussion concerning origins, authorship, and interpretation. Textual, cultural, and literary considerations are explained, and leading commentaries on the Gospel of John are rated according to scholarship and reliability. The final section of the volume focuses on preaching and teaching from John. "Interpreting the Gospel of John" is part of the Guides to New Testament Exegesis series, covering various genres of New Testament literature.
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Studio: Baker Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 5, 2012
Publisher Baker Academic
Series Guides to NT Exegesis
ISBN 0801010217 ISBN13 9780801010217
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More About Gary M. Burge & Gray M. Burge
Gary M. Burge (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. His published works include The New Testament in Antiquity: A Textbook for Students; The Bible and the Land; Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller; the NIV Application Commentary on the Letters of John; and the NIV Application Commentary on the Gospel of John. He has also been active as a speaker and writer evaluating Christian Zionism within the evangelical world.
Gary M. Burge currently resides in the state of Illinois. Gary M. Burge was born in 1952.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Interpreting the Gospel of John (Guides to New Testament Exegesis)?
Comments on this and other guides to exegesis Dec 13, 2006
As the author himself has already pointed out, the reviewer who gave this book a one-star rating was a bit confused about the purpose of the book. This volume is not intended to be a commentary; it is intended to help students of the Bible to interpret it for themselves. This book and the other volumes in the 'Guides to New Testament Exegesis' series are certainly good beginning points, but it would be good if new editions were printed as the current ones are becoming a bit dated. While the exegetical approaches remain sound, it is the bibliographies - which are useful when current - that need to be updated from time to time; that way these guides would also continue to be helpful in directing students to other important sources.
Those who intend to pursue serious exegesis have probably already invested in the standard, which is Gordon Fee's "New Testament Exegesis;" it is used at many seminaries. For those who want to advance both their Greek and exegetical skills, I recommend "Biblical Greek Exegesis" by George H. Guthrie and J. Scott Duvall.
For the average lay reader who wants to become more proficient at interpreting and understanding the Bible, without necessarily wanting to take an in-depth and scholarly exegetical approach, I recommend either (or both) of the following: "How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth" by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart and "A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible" by Robert H. Stein.
Lastly, for those seeking good commentaries (like the unfortunate negative reviewer) and as a more up-to-date supplement to the bibliographies in the series of which "Interpreting the Gospel of John" is a part, I recommend D.A. Carson's "New Testament Commentary Survey," which is updated regularly; it is currently in its fifth edition, which was published in 2002, but a new, sixth edition is scheduled for release in January 2007.
A book designed for students. Oct 30, 2001
Some readers (like one reviewer) purchased the wrong book. This is a college/seminary text showing students the history of interpretation and strategies for exegesis. For a comprehensive interpretation of John, see my volume, The NIV Application Commentary on John.