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I, II & III John :

a commentary /

Judith M. Lieu.

Main Author: Lieu, Judith.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Edition: First edition.
Series: New Testament library.
Subjects: Bible. > Epistles of John > Commentaries.
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Table of Contents:
  • The First, Second, and Third letters of John
  • John
  • Letters
  • The setting of the Letters
  • Author and audience
  • Situation
  • The structure, background, and thought of the letters
  • Argument and style
  • Johannine tradition
  • The thought of the letters
  • Background
  • The reception of the letters and their importance in recent study
  • Reception and text
  • The importance of the letters
  • Translation and language
  • Commentary
  • 1 John
  • 1:1-4 the prologue
  • 1:1-3 the opening
  • 1:4 the purpose in writing
  • 1:5-2:2 living in the light of God
  • 1:5 God is light
  • 1:6-10 saying and doing
  • 2:1-2 the assurance of forgiveness
  • 2:3-11 from knowledge of God to love of a fellow believer
  • 2:3-6 knowledge and obedience
  • 2:7-11 hearing the command and loving a fellow believer
  • 2:12-17 encouragement to persevere
  • 2:12-14 children, fathers, and youths
  • 2:15-17 do not love the world
  • 2:18-28 standing firm against deceit
  • 2:18-23 the appearance of the antichrists
  • 2:24-28 the call to remain faithful
  • 2:29; 3:12 the identity of those who are (or are not) children of God
  • 2:29; 3:3 the confidence of the children of God
  • 3:4-10a the two ways
  • 3:10b-12 justice and love as the marks of the children of God
  • 3:13-24 love within the community and confidence before God
  • 3:13-18 the bonds of love
  • 3:19-24 confidence before God
  • 4:1-6 testing the spirits
  • 4:7-5:4 the love that is God's
  • 4:7-10 in celebration of God's love
  • 4:11-16 God's love as the source of our love
  • 4:17-19 confidence in love
  • 4:20-5:4 obedience to God and love for others
  • 5:4-13 belief in the Son of God
  • 5:4-8 Jesus, the Son of God
  • 5:9-12 God's own testimony to the Son of God
  • 5:13 "this is why I have written"
  • 5:14-21 exercising the privileges of life
  • 5:14-17 seeking life
  • 5:18-21 the ultimate confidence
  • 2 John
  • 1-3 the greeting
  • 4-8 encouragement to steadfastness
  • 9-13 holding on to the teaching
  • 3 John
  • 1-4 opening pleasantries
  • 5-12 the test of loyalty
  • 13-15 closing formalities.

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