Friday, September 28, 2007

Resources on the Gospel of John

Hello all. I've got an idea brewing and I need to do some research. I need the best resources you know of for the Gospel of John. I'm specifically interested in the Gospel's sources and intended audience. Just leave your suggestions in the comments if you don't mind!

8 comments:

James F. McGrath said...

What sort of resources did you have in mind? Good online collections of links can be found in a number of places:

http://www.textweek.org

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/john.html

Among them you'll find links to some online articles I myself wrote, such as:

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/info/john-food.html

Is this the sort of thing you are looking for?

Josh McManaway said...

Anything and everything! I have access to a pretty good library, so if any books are mentioned, I can probably get them. And thanks for the resources!

tim ricchuiti said...

One of best books I've been able to get my hands on for John is Paul Duke's Irony in the Fourth Gospel. Probably not so much for the sources behind John's gospel, but helpful for the audience.

Mike Aubrey said...

I'd go with C.K. Barret on John. Its the best Greek commentary out there (second editin of course...)

Raymond Brown (2 vol) and Schnackenberger (3 vols,) are very necessary too.

And...to get a bit of a American balance, don't forget D. A. Carson and Andreas Kostenberger (Kostenberger is definitely the most up to date commentary on John).

Craig Keener has his massive two volumes on John, his focus is of course parallel ancient literature.

I think Francis Moloney does a fine job too, but that's one I haven't looked at.

Leon Morris is classic, but he's getting a little old. Even his second edition (95') wasn't much of a new addition.

John Beasley-Murray in WBC is good, though getting old too (87'). The Hermenia volume is also quite dated, being a 1984 translation of the German original, which I think was written in the 60's.

Nick said...
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Nick said...

I'd add to the R.E. Brown resources his: The Community of the Beloved Disciple, (Paulist Press, 1978)and An Introduction to the Gospel of John, (Anchor, 2003).

You might also want to check out Richard Bauckham's The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple: Narrative, History, and Theology in the Gospel of John, (Baker Academic, 2007) when it's released in November (unless you can get an advanced copy and if you can then tell me how I can get one!)

Brian F. said...

i second the suggestion on raymond brown - also look up gary burge in the nivac on john.

Nathan Brasfield said...

Hi Josh

I've read your blog before; I just came back to it tonight just messing around... I really enjoy it. I don't know how you blogger extraordinaires have the time and energy to do it, but I appreciate it. Yours is good; if nothing else I should pop in more often just to have a laugh.

Anyway..I was going to rush in and proclaim the arrival of Bauckman's book The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple but I see that I was beat to it. I am also looking into John, as I will be writing commentary over the pericope of the adultress next semester in Greek--although of course with that passage's shady history, study of John (or whoever the author may be) and the rest of the gospel will probably not provide much, but what the hey.

oh, and I have not read probably a single word of Bauckman's new book and will probably not have the chance until I am going into retirement, but it does LOOK like it is really something.

keep writing! hopefully ill remember to pop in