John’s Gospel is a fascinating book. Who can forget the first memorable meeting between Jesus and some of his future disciples? Or the late-night interview with Nicodemus? Or the poignant story of the woman at the well? Or the moving account of the unexpectedly courageous man who had been born blind?
The unique block of teaching between John 12 and John 17 is suitably introduced by the supper at Bethany, the Lord’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, the inquiry of the Greeks, and a summary of Jewish attitudes to Jesus. It is equally appropriately followed by Jesus’ prayer in John 17. The climax of the Gospel is explained clearly and succinctly in this accessible and useful study guide.
Bryan Williams was born and raised in Nelson, New Zealand. In 1958, he moved to England to attend London Bible College. In 1962, Williams gained a B.D. from the University of London and an ALBC diploma from London Bible College. At the invitation of the Bible Institute of South Africa, he began lecturing there in 1970, and held various positions there. In 1977, he completed his Ph.D. through the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch. For years, he has led home Bible studies and served in various church committees. He has written numerous books, and has devoted his life to developing tools to help people study the Bible more fruitfully. Bryan and his wife, Barbara, live in Cape Town, South Africa.