John [Plagiarism Acknowledged]

Andreas J. Köstenberger

John [Plagiarism Acknowledged]
John [Plagiarism Acknowledged]

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Series: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
Categories: John
Tags: TechnicalPastoralPlagiarized

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The plagiarism issue seems to have struck on this title too and is thus out of print at the publisher, probably permanently.


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4.67 out of 5 based on 10 user ratings
Tim Challies March 25, 2013 4.9 5
By the time I’ve arrived at the fifith and final spot in these roundups, it always becomes a little bit more difficult. Whether Kostenberger’s volume should be on this list, or whether it should be another, what’s clear from the experts is that this is still an excellent commentary. Mathison describes it as “a solid, thorough, and practical work that will be of benefit to students and pastors.” [Full Review]
Phillip J. Long May 25, 2012 4.8 5
Of the five I have chosen, I have used Köstenberger the most over the last year as I prepared for my preaching on John. For the last year, this has been my “first off the shelf” commentary, although there are more detailed commentaries available. Like most of the BECNT series, each pericope begins with a synopsis of the section followed by a translation and exegesis. He deals with lexical matters int eh body of the commentary, syntactical issues tend to be placed in footnotes. Textual critical comments are covered (briefly) in the “additional notes” at the end of a pericope. Köstenberger’s commentary is excellent for its interaction with other literature on John. The footnotes are packed with detailed notes drawn from a wide variety of scholarship. Köstenberger does not have a conclusion to each pericope to draw out theological implications, this is done in the body of the commentary where necessary. For the most part, the theological results of his commentary are to be found in his Theology of John (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2009). [Full Review]
Mark Heath February 5, 2010 4 5
An excellent commentary, but suffers from being a little too similar to Carson. One key difference between the two is that Kostenberger is more concise in the main commentary, and has extensive footnotes. [Full Review]
Jeff Medders May 4, 2009 4 5
our church is currently preaching through the Gospel of John, and out of all of the commentaries that I have been using, this is one that I keep going to. If you are going to get only 4 commentaries on John, I'd get this one.
John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5
Standing in the tradition of Carson and Morris, Kostenberger has provided a fine conservative and evangelical commentary on the Gospel of John. This is a solid, thorough, and practical work that will be of benefit to students and pastors. [Full Review]
D. A. Carson May 26, 2008 5 5
Pretoria, South Africa 0081 The Gospel according to John is certainly a well commentated Gospel with good commentaries like that of Bultmann, Brown, Schnackenburg, Barrett, Morris, Lindars, Haenchen, Moloney, Carson, Keener, and Wengst, to name a few. This wealth of commentaries begs the question of what a new commentary on John can contribute to those already available. This question is addressed in the series preface by the two editors: “The chief concern … is to provide, within the framework of informed evangelical thought, commentaries that blend scholarly depth with readability, exegetical detail with sensitivity to the whole, and attention to critical problems with theological awareness” (ix). A major purpose is thus to “address the needs of pastors and others involved in the preaching and exposition of the Scriptures” (ix), which means that problems relating to the meaning of the text are the object of focus. However, the current state of scholarly research must be reflected, irrespective of the source of such information. The commentary presupposes a canonical framework based on the trustworthiness and essential unity of Scripture. What matters in the end “is whether the series succeeds in representing the original text accurately, clearly, and meaningfully to the contemporary reader” (x). [Full Review]

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