This commentary, written from a distinctively Pentecostal perspective is primarily for pastors, lay persons and Bible students. It is based upon the best scholarship, written in popular language, and communicates the meaning of the text with minimal technical distractions. The author offers a running exposition on the text and extended comments on matters of special significance for Pentecostals. He acknowledges and interacts with alternative interpretations of individual passages, and his commentary also provides periodic opportunities for reflection upon and personal response to the biblical text.
John Christopher Thomas is Clarence J. Abbott Professor of Biblical Studies at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN, USA. He is editor of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology and its supplement series. His many publications include monographs on Footwashing in John 13 and The Devil, Disease, and Deliverance. Origins of Illness in New Testament Thought. He is also the author of The Spirit of the New Testament.