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 authors offer a running exposition on the text and extended comments on matters of special signicance for Pentecostals. They acknowledge and interact with alternative interpretations of individual passages. This commentary also provides periodic opportunities for reflection upon and personal response to the biblical text.
John Christopher Thomas (PhD, University of Sheffield) is Clarence J. Abbott Professor of Biblical Studies at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN USA and Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University, Bangor, North Wales UK. He is co-editor of the
Journal of Pentecostal Theology and editor of its supplement series. He is the author of nine books including
Footwashing in John 13 and the Johannine Community, The Devil, Disease, and Deliverance: Origins of Illness in New Testament Thought, The Apocalypse: A Literary and Theological Commentary, The Spirit of the New Testament, A Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon, and
The Book of Revelation (THNTC) with Frank D. Macchia. Thomas is also the author of the
1 John, 2 John, 3 John volume in the Pentecostal Commentary Series.