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  • Paperback: 596 pages
  • Publisher: Continnuum-3PL (25 Nov. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826471390
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826471390
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,000,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Lincoln's commentary provides a helpful resource for students and scholars... a clear and informative resource.'--Sanford Lakoff

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Andrew Lincoln is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Gloucestershire. He was formerly in the department of Biblical Studies in Sheffield and Professor at Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Cherry on 1 Feb. 2014
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An up to date and concise scholarly work clearly laying out the commentator's standpoint whilst respecting alternative views. A work for more advanced students.
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Very interesting study of John's Gospel - Fun to Read! 29 Oct. 2007
By Dr. Marc Axelrod - Published on Amazon.com
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Andrew Lincoln is one of the best British professors of New Testament. He does a great job at bringing out the meaning of John's Gospel. He presents convincing evidence that the writer of this Gospel knew the other three gospels, and that he used them to create his own portrait of Christ and His ministry.

Lincoln believes that many of the miracles that Jesus performs in John are not historical, and that the healing of the paralyzed man by the pool of Bethesda is basically a rewrite of Mark's story of the healing of the paralyzed man who was lowered through the roof of a house.

The discussions between Jesus and the Jewish leaders were designed by John to show that even though the leaders were putting Jesus on trial, He was really putting THEM on trial!

Lincoln marshalls a lot of evidence to show that Lazarus could be the disciple who Jesus loved, and then he goes on to say that Lazarus was a made up person. I am not convinced.

Lincoln does maintain that John is probably more historically accurate about the trials of Jesus on the night of his arrest than the other three Gospels. He thinks that it is very unlikely that the Sanhedrin would have tried Jesus on Passover night, and that's why John left that part of the Passion of Jesus out of his Gospel.

I agree that John knew the other three gospels and that he sometimes chose to go his own way for theological reasons. Nevertheless, I am not always clear why this means that the stories and conversations in John are by necessity non-historical. Wouldn't it be better to say that historical events in the life of Christ were written down in artistic and creative ways for the purpose of winning people to faith in Jesus? (This is after all, what John 20:30-31 says!).

Although I disagree with some specifics, I must say that this commentary was very rich and rewarding and I learned a lot.
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Excellent commentary on the fourth Gospel. 2 Nov. 2013
By Stephanie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is one of my favorite Bible commentaries. Ever. It was assigned reading in a class I took in college about the Fourth Gospel and I ended up reading through it twice more for my own personal study. It's a great tool that presents some wonderful ideas. Lincoln writes in a way that is accessible to anyone on a more advanced reading level. I'm no New Testament scholar, but I got through this book just fine, and enjoyed it a lot. It will be on my bookshelf for a long, long time.
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Superb Commentary 5 Oct. 2007
By Bill - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent, succinct and accurate commentary on John. It is scholarly but written in a way that it is accessible at every level of theological understanding, from the new Christian to the scholar.
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