In this truly groundbreaking study, J. Louis Martyn pioneered a bold, "two-level" reading of John's Gospel, creatively assessing the separation of church from synagogue at the first century's end. Martyn's work has indelibly influenced the way scholars view the relationship of ancient Jews and Christians, and still shapes the discussion of John and its origins. As the first of its NTL Classics, Westminster John Knox is proud to make this volume available to a new generation.
The New Testament Library offers authoritative commentary on every book and major aspect of the New Testament. The commentaries in this series provide fresh translations based on the best available ancient manuscripts, critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, careful attention to their literary design, and a theologically perceptive exposition of the biblical text. The contributors are scholars of international standing. The editorial board consists of C. Clifton Black, Princeton Theological Seminary. Princeton, New Jersey: John T. Carroll, Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia: and Beverly Roberts Gaventa. Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey.