In this century an enormous amount of literature has been devoted to the Fourth Gospel. Raymond E. Brown's commentary has been influenced by a lot of works from various schools of thought and traditions. This commentary is the first book of a three-volume translation of and commentary on John and Johannine Epistles. It contains an introduction to the whole Gospel and a treatment of chapters 1-12, or the Johannine account of the public ministry of Jesus.
Raymond E. Brown, S.S., Ph.D. was internationall regarded as a dean of New Testament scholars. He was Auburn Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Among his more than thirty-five books on the Bible are three volume in the Anchor Bible series.