1-3 John

Third Epistle of John

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 70-90 C.E. Time period: period of transition in the ekklēsia from Apostolic to post-Apostolic Author: the Apostle John Location of author: Ephesus or Asia Minor (conservative), Syria (liberal) Target audience and location: Gaius, a Believer in Asia Minor Theological Summary: The authorship and date issues surrounding the letter of 3 John are generally tied to that of 1 John (authorship issues of the Epistles of John are summarized at the beginning of the entry for 1 John). Conservative examiners widely believe in genuine Johannine authorship of […]

1-3 John

Second Epistle of John

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 70-90 C.E. Time period: period of transition in the ekklēsia from Apostolic to post-Apostolic Author: the Apostle John Location of author: Ephesus or Asia Minor (conservative), Syria (liberal) Target audience and their location: a congregation of Believers (a “lady”) Theological Summary: The authorship and date issues surrounding the letter of 2 John are generally tied to that of 1 John (authorship issues of the Epistles of John are summarized at the beginning of the entry for 1 John). Many conservative theologians accept genuine Johannine authorship of […]

1-3 John

First Epistle of John

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: anywhere from 70-90 C.E. Time period: period of transition in the ekklēsia from Apostolic to post-Apostolic, with Believers facing threats from (proto-)Gnostic errors Author: the Apostle John Location of author: Ephesus or Asia Minor Target audience and their location: Jewish and non-Jewish Believers in Asia Minor Theological Summary: One can usually find that conservative examiners are in general agreement that the Apostle John, the son of Zebedee, is the author of the Epistles of 1, 2, and 3 John. The author communicates in an authoritative manner […]