Confront the historical, theological, and textual concerns raised by the fourth gospel. George Beasley-Murray reveals John’s unique presentation of Christ as truly human and fully divine, giving special emphasis to John’s concentration on the passion and victory of the incarnate Word. His commentary illuminates John’s primary themes—the cross and resurrection—while engaging thoughtfully with contemporary research.
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.
George R. Beasley-Murray was principal of Spurgeon’s College in England and James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Baptism in the New Testament, Jesus and the Kingdom of God, and Gospel of Life: Theology in the Fourth Gospel. Beasley-Murray’s son, Paul Beasley-Murray, wrote a biography about his father called Fearless for Truth: A Personal Portrait of George Raymond Beasley-Murray.