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Best Bible Commentaries on John

John is the fourth book of the New Testament and one of the four gospels. Authorship is traditionally attributed to John the Apostle, son of Zebedee. John focuses his writing on Jesus’ ministry in Judea while Matthew, Mark, and Luke focus on his Galilean ministry. John records the signs Jesus performed to encourage people to believe in him. Commentaries on John often address the theme of belief in the gospel, examples of belief and unbelief in Jesus’ ministry, as well as his death and resurrection.

John (PNTC) by D. A. Carson

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Accolades:

  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on John
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "the first choice for pastors"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on John
  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on John; "conservative evangelical scholarship at its best"

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
John (BECNT) by Andreas J. Kostenberger

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Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "an excellent work on the Greek text"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on John
  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on John, "a solid, thorough, and practical work that will be of benefit to students and pastors"
  • D.A. Carson: "a conservative commentary replete with many references to previous works"

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
The Gospel of John by Craig S. Keener

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on John; "despite the sheer quantity of material, the writing is accessible...indispensable for the serious student"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on John
  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on John, "those who are doing in-depth study of John cannot afford to be without this outstanding work"

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
The Gospel of John (NICNT) by J. Ramsey Michaels

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Accolades:

  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on John; "the writing style is superb, and insights abound on just about every page"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on John

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From the publisher: "Written for scholars, pastors, and lay readers alike...undertaken to provide earnest students of the New Testament with an exposition that is thorough and abreast of modern scholarship and at the same time loyal to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God."

John (NIVAC) by Gary M. Burge

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Accolades:

  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on John

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
John (ZECNT) by Edward W. Klink

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The Gospel According to John (NICNT) by Leon Morris

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on John; " a standard of conservative evangelical scholarship on [John]"
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "thorough and reverent exposition"

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
The Gospel of John by Herman Ridderbos

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on John; "theologically richer than most commentaries"
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "theological insightful"
  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Luke; "a valuable and insightful commentary"

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
John (Preaching the Word) by R. Kent Hughes

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
John (WBC) by George R. Beasley-Murray

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Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "fine treatment of the Greek text"

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
John (TNTC) by Colin G. Kruse

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "a solid exposition for pastors"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
John (two volumes; NAC) by Gerald L. Borchert

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From the publisher: "The New American Commentary is introduced to bridge the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This new series has been designed primarily to enable pastors, teachers, and students to read the Bible with clarity and proclaim it with power."

The Gospel of John by Frederick Dale Bruner

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John (two volumes; MNTC) by John MacArthur

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  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
The Message of John (BST) by Bruce Milne

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The "the three distinctives of The Bible Speaks Today series are (1) "BST authors are committed to a serious study of the text in its own integrity," (2) that "expositors should not be antiquarians, living only in the remote past" but suggest application for living, and (3) "each book is intended to be both readable in style and manageable in size."

The Gospel According to St. John by C. K. Barrett

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Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "excellent exposition"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
John (St. Andrews) by R. C. Sproul

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  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
John (NTL) by Marianne Meye Thompson

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John (Interpretation) by Gerald Sloyan

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John (two volumes; AB) by Raymond E. Brown

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Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "careful exposition by the renowned Roman Catholic scholar"

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses