About the Author of Beaman's Commentary on the Gospel of John: Roy O. Beaman, ThD (1904-1996), preached and taught in a career that spanned sixty years of ministry and theological education. He was a gifted linguist, Bible scholar, and theologian who shared his love of the scriptures and his love for the Lord Jesus with all who met him. He combined a gracious spirit with rock-solid biblical convictions that influenced several generations of pastors and theologians. Professor Emeritus of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Professor Emeritus of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
"The linguistic and exegetical skills of Dr. Roy Beaman are legendary at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Through meticulously editing and updating Dr. Beaman's commentary on the Gospel of John, Dr. Michael Spradlin shows us why. Dr. Spradlin is to be commended for giving us a volume that is crisply written, well organized, exegetically insightful, personally edifying, and even quite quotable. Pastors and church leaders will refer to it again and again." --Christopher W. Morgan, Dean and Professor of Theology, California Baptist
"University, and author/editor of sixteen books, including The Love of God, The Glory of God, the Systematic Theology Study Bible (ESV), the Theology in Community series, and the Theology for the People of God series. "I remember well the several years of classes and seminars spent under the tutelage of Dr. Roy Beaman. Throughout my graduate and doctoral studies, my classmates and I stood in awe of the kind and gracious gentleman before us. His scholarship was undeniable; his love for his Savior supreme; his love for God's Word flowed without restraint. He was kind enough to grant a few of us permission to look through some of his many file cabinets overflowing with his writings. Those of us who knew him best were most amazed that he rarely published. This volume is long overdue. Many thanks to my friend and president, Dr. Spradlin, for its arrival."
--David Shackelford, PhD, Chairman and Professor of New Testament and Greek, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
"Beaman's commentary is a breath of fresh air for anyone who loves God's Word and John in particular. Here we have a rare thing: a commentary on text instead of a commentary on the commentaries of John. A scholar's mind, a pastor's clarity, and a disciple's heart shine through in this exposition. Professors, pastors, and the average person in the pew will benefit from reading Dr. Beaman's commentary."
--Wayne Cornett, PhD, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Endorsements
"Dr. Roy Beaman left a strong legacy of spiritual richness and scholastic rigor that still resonates through the ranks of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Although I had not the privilege to meet Dr. Beaman or sit under his tutelage, this book allows me and others to glean from his historical, exegetical, and devotional insights from the Gospel of John. This work will provide Bible students with a treasured resource on the fourth Gospel from a scholar uniquely gifted to investigate the text deeply and exposit it accessibly. I am so grateful that Dr. Michael Spradlin undertook this project to publish a unique commentary on the glorious Gospel of John."
--Kenneth R. Lewis, PhD, Director of Information Services, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary