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The Gospel According to John I-XII (Anchor Bible)

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In this first of three volumes on the writings of John (two on the Gospel and one on the letters of John), Raymond E. Brown introduces the reader to the beauty and complexity of the fourth Gospel. His translation of the Greek into ordinary English makes good common sense of the text. Patiently sifting through and weighing all the ancient sources and modern theories, Brown ...more
Hardcover, 538 pages
Published April 20th 1966 by Anchor Bible (first published February 24th 1966)
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Joe Cummings
Mar 09, 2015 Joe Cummings rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's a shame that there is no more that five stars available to give a book on Goodreads! The Gospel According to John (i-xii) is Raymond E. Brown's 1966 wonderful examination of the first twelve chapters of the gospel by John which here is called The Book of Signs. This book can be divided into three main parts.

The first major section is the Introduction, where Brown addresses different aspects of the fourth gospel including the present state of Johannine studies, its composition and its pos
Mason Barge
Oct 01, 2014 Mason Barge rated it it was amazing
I don't agree with everything Fr. Brown has to say, and his translations are really not very good. But the sheer amassing of scholarship inside these three comprehensive volumes concerning the Gospel and three epistles of John is a godsend. So to speak.
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Thomas Dimattia
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I am completely surprised that no one commented on one of the really interesting things about this book. I was told that between writing this and the second Anchor volume concerning the Gospel of John, Fr. Brown had a revelation concerning "the beloved disciple". It was one of the most "WOW" revelations concerning NT scholarship in the twentieth century.. . . and I guess you will just have to read it to discover this yourself ! !
Rick Edwards
Jul 24, 2011 Rick Edwards rated it it was amazing
Detailed. Thorough. Encyclopedic. Brown displays thorough knowledge of the literature, is careful in his critical use of sources and manuscripts, and provides his own excellent translation. There are more recent commentaries on John that move beyond his insights, but they stand on Brown's shoulders.
Very detailed and for serious students. It can get overwhelming but the information helps understanding.
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Roman Catholic priest, member of Society of Saint-Sulpice and a prominent biblical scholar, esteemed by not only his colleagues of the same confession. One of the first Roman Catholic scholars to apply historical-critical analysis to the Bible.
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