John 12 Exegesis


Here is the close of the first major unit of John’s Gospel[6], often called the Book of Signs.[7] It is essentially a denouement of Jesus’ public ministry.[8] It is purported to be ‘one of the profoundest and most demanding sections of the entire gospel’ containing ‘depths…which defy all sounding’.[9] Split into two sections, this paper will first consider verses twenty-three to thirty-six followed by the end of verse thirty-six to verse forty-three. Both Jesus’ glorification and Israel’s unbelief are addressed respectively in this closing section.

Scroll down to the end for a link to the rest of the essay on the topic

The full question:

Provide an exegetical paper on John 12:23-43.


These books are ordered from the most useful to the least used resource in my research. There are a few journal articles and websites at times as well. (scroll down to the end for my essay on the topic)

John – Harris, Murray J.

The Gospel According to John – Morris, Leon

The Gospel According to St John – Barrett, C. K.

The Gospel According to John – Carson, D. A.

A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament – Metzger, Bruce M.

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament – Beale and Carson

John – Köstenberger, Andreas J.

The Gospel According to John: A Theological Commentary – Ridderbos, Herman N.

John: An Introduction and Commentary – Kruse, Colin G.

John – Beasley-Murray, George Raymond

The Gospel According to Saint John – Tasker, Randolph

A Study Commentary on John – Keddie, Gordon J.

Commentary on the Gospel According to John – Calvin

Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament – Wallace, Daniel B.

The Gospel of John – Bruce F. F.

John – Michaels, J. Ramsey

The Elements of New Testament Greek – Duff and Wenham

The Message of John: Here is Your King! – Milne, Bruce

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