Words of Comfort to a young scholar by C.K. Barrett

Quite possibly not all young scholars will find this encouraging, but rather discouraging. I, however, am encouraged by these words from such an eminent scholar of the New Testament.

In the preface to his second edition of The Gospel According to St. John (1955, 1978), C.K. Barrett states: "I can see it [the commentary] now as a juvenile work, and if today I were to set about a commentary on John it would be a different book. But life is short..." (vii).

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