A Johannine resource recommendation

As I have mentioned on a few occasions, I am going to be teaching exegesis of the Gospel of John next summer and I am acquainting myself with Johannine scholarship (slowly!).  One resource I have found immensely helpful is Jan van der Watt’s Introduction to the Johannine Gospel and Letters (T & T clark, 2008).  At a concise 151 pages, it is remarkably comprehensive in its coverage of important topics, judicious in the treatment of controversial issues, and presents of all this in a way friendly to the non-Johannist (is that a term?).

This would make a great textbook for a John course – I am considering using it myself, though it will overlap significantly with any commentary.  In any case, Jan models what it means to get to the heart of a text, trace its plot and development as a narrative, and search its theological depths.  Do check it out if you want to learn more about John!


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