1-3 John

The Message of 1-3 John

23 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 22 MARCH, 2017 The Epistles of John include some of the most highly valued and most frequently quoted verses by today’s Messianic Believers. Without knowing that much about their original setting and background, the brevity of the Apostle’s words allow readers of the text alone, to easily deduce that he has to admonish various ancient Believers—or those who thought they were Believers—to return to a proper path of faith. Many of these people were not living the life that Yeshua the Messiah requires, evidenced in proper works. Composed in the late First Century C.E. for those in Ephesus and […]

1-3 John

Third Epistle of John

23 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 27 NOVEMBER, 2016 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 […]

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Second Epistle of John

23 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 23 NOVEMBER, 2016 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 […]

1-3 John

First Epistle of John

23 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 27 NOVEMBER, 2016 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 […]