Item description for The Gospel of John, Volume 1 (The Daily Study Bible Series, Revised Edition) by William Barclay & John C. L. Gibson...
Overview THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, Volume 1 "The Gospel According to Saint John is to many people the most precious book in the Bible," says Dr. Barclay in this first of two volumes. In order to bring the tremendous wealth of this Gospel to the reader, Dr. Barclay has accompanied his unique translation of the text with a detailed commentary almost verse by verse. A comprehensive introduction presents additional material, for the author believes that "there is no book that gains so much from the background from which it emerged." Throughout the book the deep meaning of "the spiritual gospel" and its fidelity to the inner truth of Jesus' preaching is clearly and significantly brought home.
254 Pages/John, Volume 1 (chapters 1 To 7)
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.24" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.28 lbs.
Release Date Dec 19, 1975
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Daily Study Bible
ISBN 0664213049 ISBN13 9780664213046
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More About William Barclay & John C. L. Gibson
William Barclay (1907-1978) nacio en Wick (Escocia) en una familia de larga tradicion evangelica. Estudio en la Universidad y en el Trinity College de Glasgow, que completo con un semestre en la Universidad alemana de Marburgo. En 1933 fue ordenado al ministerio de la Iglesia de Escocia. Su primer y unico pastorado fue en Trinity Church de Renfrew, donde permaneceria casi catorce anos (1933-47). Dio clases de lengua y literatura del Nuevo Testamento en la Universidad de Glasglow hasta el dia de su jubilacion."
William Barclay was born in 1907 and died in 1978.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Gospel of John, Volume 1 (The Daily Study Bible Series, Revised Edition)?
Ist Volume Great but where is the rest of it?? Jan 4, 2006
Volume 2 of this very good work aparently is not availabe from this site. I'd appreciate any tip on where I can get it.
In depth analysis Sep 9, 2005
If you have a need to know this is the commentary on the Gospel of John that you want to read. Every verse of scripture is broken down to the last detail diagraming the historical, cultural and spiritual aspects that are applicable to the original intended readers of this gospel and the foundational truths are brought out for the reader of today.
Barclay was and remains the best commentator-ever Jan 6, 2001
Lke Caruso or Babe Ruth, Barclay is in a class by himself as a commentator. He was and remains the best in the field. His writing style is eloquent Anglo-English (he was Scotch). His erudition peerless,(he knew more about Judiasm as a religion than almost all specialists I have read in that field. Finally he had impecable intellectual intergrity. He tells you that the original Mark did not make a strong arguement for the Resurrection, that John was brillant but probably wrong about the actual day of the crucifixtion etc etc etc.
Barclay will educate you, strengthen your faith, and leave you shaking your head in regret that "they dont make them like him anymore. I have read a bunch of these guys. Barclay is the geniune article, in a class by himself, the standard by which I judge everyone else.
Barclay was and remains the best commentator-ever Jan 6, 2001
Lke Caruso or Babe Ruth, Barclay is in a class by himself.As a commentator he had a combination of skills I have not found equalled by anyone else He was and remains the best in thefield. His writing style is accessible but eloquent Anglo-English (he was Scotch). His erudition peerless,(he knew more about Judiasm as a religion than almost all specialists I have read in that field) His intellectual intergrity is breathtaking. He will acknowledge and discuss that the original Mark did not make a strongarguement for the Resurrection, that John was brillant but probably wrong about the actual day of the crucifixtion etc etc etc. His analysis of many issues (like the authorship of John's Gospel)while easy to understand, is far more sophisticated than what you will find in the Expositer's.
Barclay will educate you, strengthen your faith, and leave you shaking your head in regret that "they dont make them like him anymore. I have read a bunch of these guys. Barclay is the geniune article, in a class by himself, the standard by which I and I think you too will judge everyone else.
Excellent commentary-but beware! Aug 2, 2000
The revised edition of Barclay's commentaries was issued in 1975 and was prepared not by William Barclay, but by the Rev. James Martin. According to the introduction, the revised edition renews the printer's type, restyles the books, corrects some errors in the text and removes some references which have become outdated. In addition, Biblical quotations in the commentaries use the Revised Standard Version instead of the King James Version (however Barclay's own translation is retained at the beginning of each daily section).
The reality of the revised edition is quite different. What the introduction fails to mention is that the 17 volumes of the revised edition of the New Testament have 12.6% fewer pages than the now out-of-print 2nd edition. Only the 2nd edition contains all of Barclay's commentary on the New Testament. For example, in the 2 volumes on the Gospel of John, the revised edition contains 547 pages; however the 2nd edition contained 634 pages. Thus, the revised edition has 13.7% fewer pages than the 2nd edition. In the 2 volumes on Revelation, the reduction is over 20%.
I first noticed the selective deletion of portions of Barclay's original commentary in the commentary for John 13:33-35, in which Jesus speaks of loving one another as he loved us. In the 2nd edition, Barclay so beautifully states the following: "He [Jesus] knew all their [his disciples] weaknesses and yet He still loved them. Those who really love us are the people who know us at our worst and who still love us." However, these two sentences do not appear in Martin's revised edition. Repeatedly, key sentences and phrases are deleted from the revised edition. The revised edition is in fact a condensed and inferior version of the commentaries actually written by William Barclay. I do believe that William Barclay's commentaries are the most insightful and meaningful commentaries that I have ever read on the New Testament, and I cannot recommend them highly enough. They have truly changed my life. However, if you want to read all of what Barclay actually said instead of what Martin thought was important enough to leave in, then check with a used book store or do a used book search on the internet to get the 2nd editions of the Gospel of John or other volumes in the Daily Study Bible.