Based on the Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition, this volume leads readers through a penetrating study of the Gospel of John, using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights and commentary by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. These helpful study notes make explicit what St. John often assumes. They also provide rich historical, cultural, geographical, and theological information pertinent to the Gospel of John.
The Ignatius Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies and Charts. Each page also includes an easy-to-use CrossReference Section. Study Questions are provided for each chapter of the Gospel that can deepen your personal study of God's Holy Word. There is also an introductory essay covering questions of authorship, date, destination, structure, and themes. An outline of John's Gospel and several maps are also included.
"Once a generation a truly unique Bible tool is given to the Church. The lgnatius Study Bible is a gift for our generation. This is the most important book since the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Every parish study group and every student of Sacred Scripture should own and use this Bible."
-David Currie, Author, Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic
"This Bible study is a triumph of both piety and scholarship, in the best Catholic tradition: simply the most useful succinct commentary that any Christian or other interested person could hope for."
-Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis, Author, Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word
"With copious historical and theological notes, incisive commentary and tools for study, John's Gospel comes alive in its historical setting and contemporary application. The wisdom of the Fathers and the teaching of the Church illuminate its every page. Hahn and Mitch have done all the work for us. Unabashedly Catholic, this series will assist the scholar as well as the beginner to to Bible study."
-Stephen Ray, Author, Upon This Rock
- Introduction to the Ignatius Study Bible
- Introduction to the Gospel according to John
- Outline of the Gospel according to John
- The Gospel according to John
- Word Study: Word
- Map: Baptism and Temptation
- Word Study: Signs
- Map: The Region of John the Baptist
- Topical Essay: The "Hour" of Jesus
- Word Study: Eats
- Topical Essay: When Did Jesus Celebrate the Last Supper?
- Word Study: Counselor
- Word Study: Glorify
- Map: Roman Control of Palestine at the Time of Christ
- Study Questions
- Books of the Bible