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John Verse by Verse (Osborne New Testament Commentaries)

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John Verse by Verse

John is at once the most complex and the easiest to understand of all the Gospels. If we want a young seeker or new believer to read something that is both clear and filled with the gospel and good basic theology, we give them the Gospel of John. And if we want to study an incredibly deep theological masterpiece that stretches the brightest mind, we open the Gospel of John. It is the most evangelistic account of Jesus’ life and ministry, and it also gives the mature Christian deep theological truths to chew on.

In John Verse by Verse, respected New Testament scholar Grant R. Osborne invites the reader to become caught up in the dramatic masterpiece of the Fourth Gospel. He writes, “If I were teaching a course in college or seminary on creative writing, John’s Gospel would be set alongside Shakespeare as models of brilliant characterization and plot.” It is perhaps Osborne’s favorite book of the Bible, and enthusiasm for it shines on every page.

Praise for John Verse by Verse

For over two decades I have benefited from Dr. Osborne’s careful and erudite treatment of Scripture. I am excited to add this treatment of one of my favorite of New Testament books to my library, and would commend it to every preacher, scholar, and serious Bible student.

—J.D. Greear, pastor, The Summit Church (Raleigh-Durham, NC)

As a senior statesman of evangelical biblical scholarship, Grant Osborne is not only a remarkably careful exegete, but also a clear, engaging and accessible communicator. Everything he writes is for the benefit of the church, not just the ivory towers of academia. This commentary on John, like the others in this series, is a model of this balance. It demonstrates a deep awareness of the questions scholars raise about the Fourth Gospel, yet presents them in language every reader can understand. Commentaries that prove to be most enduring are those that find this balance between accuracy and accessibility. By this standard, the volumes in this series are destined to become classics.

—Mark L. Strauss, professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary San Diego

The Osborne New Testament Commentaries

Lexham Press is proud to announce a New Testament commentary series from respected biblical scholar Grant R. Osborne. His seminal work, The Hermeneutical Spiral, has become a standard for biblical interpretation, and as a culmination of his life’s ministry, he's bringing his academic acumen to an accessible, application-focused commentary.

The Osborne New Testament Commentaries interpret Scripture verse by verse, bridging the gap between scholarship and the Church. This set of commentaries is for people seeking a straightforward explanation of the text in its context, avoiding either oversimplification or technical complexity. Osborne brings out the riches of the New Testament, making each book accessible for pastors and all who consider themselves students of Scripture.

Learn more about the other titles in this series.


Praise for the Osborne New Testament Commentaries

With this new series, readers will have before them what we—his students—experienced in all of Professor Osborne's classes: patient regard for every word in the text, exegetical finesse, a preference for an eclectic resolution to the options facing the interpreter, a sensitivity to theological questions, and most of all a reverence for God's word.

—Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor in New Testament, Northern Seminary

The Osborne New Testament Commentaries draw from the deep well of a lifetime of serious study and teaching. They present significant interpretive insights in a highly accessible, spiritually nurturing format. This is a tremendous resource that will serve a new generation of Bible readers well for years to come. Highly recommended!

—Andreas J. Kӧstenberger, Founder of Biblical Foundations™, senior research professor of New Testament & biblical theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


  • Introduction to the Gospel of John
  • Prologue: The Word Made Flesh
  • John Witnesses about Jesus
  • Jesus Begins to Form His Band of Disciples
  • The New Wine and the New Temple
  • Nicodemus and the New Birth
  • The Baptist Testifies to the Glory of Christ
  • The Samaritan Woman and Return to Cana
  • Conflict after a Healing
  • Two Sign-Miracles
  • The Bread of Life Discourse
  • The Loss of Some Disciples
  • Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles
  • Excursus: The Woman Caught in Adultery
  • Jesus the Light of the World
  • The Children of Abraham
  • The Cost of Discipleship: The Man Born Blind
  • The Good Shepherd and His Sheep
  • The Feast of Dedication
  • The Raising of Lazarus
  • Final Scenes Leading to Passion Week
  • Jesus and the Passover Meal
  • Farewell Discourse: First Discourse
  • Farewell Discourse: Second Discourse, Part 1
  • Farewell Discourse: Second Discourse, Part 2
  • The Prayer of Consecration
  • The Arrest and Trials of Jesus
  • The Crucifixion and Burial of Jesus
  • Resurrection, Part 1: Jerusalem Appearances
  • Resurrection, Part 2: Galilee Appearances

Product Details

  • Title: John Verse by Verse
  • Author: Grant R. Osborne
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Page Count: 560
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9781683590750

About Grant R. Osborne

Grant R. Osborne is professor emeritus of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of numerous books, including The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, and commentaries on Revelation (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), Romans (IVP New Testament Commentary), Matthew (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), and John, James, 1-2 Peter, and Jude (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary). He has also taught at Winnipeg Theological Seminary and the University of Aberdeen, and has pastored churches in Ohio and Illinois.

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