In the opening to our study of the Gospel of John, a relatively brief amount of time is spent discussion the who, what, when, why, and hows. Who wrote John? Why did John apparently write what he did? Where did he write from? How is his gospel comparable to the others?
Although some might find such background information boring or useless, it must be kept in mind that good interpretation of the Bible, or pretty much any piece of literature, begins by understanding the foundational materials, reasons, and motives that led the author to write in the first place.
While all of the bases are not necessarily covered exhaustively, much is considered in these introductory comments. For all other inquiries, the viewer is encouraged to use the form provided to ask questions and make comments.