The Johannine Letters: A Commentary on 1, 2, and 3 John is unavailable, but you can change that!

A scholarly treatment of the major literary, exegetical, and theological issues connected with the Johannine epistles, presented in a detailed and sustained fashion. Despite the relative brevity of the Johannine epistles, this commentary’s print version consisted of over 350 pages. The electronic version leaves nothing behind and is more easily searchable than ever!

What one can learn about the “presbyter” from 2 and 3 John indicates that he understood himself as the leading representative of a church community (cf. 2 John 13*), so that there is no contradiction between “community” and “school.” Moreover, 2 John shows that the presbyter was not only acknowledged in his immediate surroundings but was able to make his authority effective in other communities as well, and was active in spreading Christian teaching and making the love commandment a reality among
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