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Addressees of John
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
John, First Letter of
John, First Letter of Part of a broader group of writings known as the General or Catholic Letters. Along with 2 and 3 John, 1 John is included in the writings commonly called the Letters (or Epistles) of John.
John, Letters of
John, Letters of Three documents in the New Testament traditionally attributed to John, the author of the gospel.
John, Second Letter of
John, Second Letter of A book of the New Testament that belongs to the General (Catholic) Letters.
John, Third Letter of
John, Third Letter of The shortest book of the New Testament. Belongs to the General (Catholic) Letters.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
John, Epistles of
JOHN, EPISTLES OF. The three documents in the NT traditionally known as the Johannine epistles are not in each case epistles in the strict sense of the word, nor are they necessarily the work of an individual named John. 1 John (1 Jn) does not name its author, and 2 John (2 Jn) and 3 John (3 Jn) are
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
John, Letters of
John, Letters of. Three brief epistles ascribed to John. Their brevity is deceiving, for they deal with profound and critical questions about the basic nature of Christian religious experience.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
John, Epistles of
John, Epistles of The NT contains five books traditionally ascribed to John, and three of these are headed as epistles or letters. But only 2 and 3 John are strictly to be regarded as letters. Each is the length of an ordinary private letter, which could be written on a standard-size piece of papyrus
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
John, Letters of
JOHN, LETTERS OF Three brief epistles ascribed to John. Their brevity is deceiving, for they deal with profound and critical questions about the basic nature of Christian spiritual experience. The Johannine letters also provide interesting insight into the condition of the church at the end of the first
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
John, Letters Of
John, Letters of, three brief writings at the end of the nt situated before Jude and Revelation. They are classed among the seven Catholic or General Letters and are usually interpreted together as a group.Contents: First John opens with a prologue grounding the word of life that it offers in the personal
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
John, I, II and III Epistles of
JOHN, I, II AND III EPISTLES OF. These are often described as catholic or general epistles, but the designation is somewhat faulty since the second and third letters are addressed to local situations and the first to believers in a limited area, probably that portion of Asia Minor that looked to Ephesus
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
John, Letters of (Writing)
John, Letters ofThree NT letters traditionally bearing the name of John. Although they are included among the “Catholic” or “General” Epistles, all three seem to be addressed to specific situations. While the first letter is anonymous, the two smaller letters give their author as “the Elder.” It is
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
John, Letters of (Writing)
John, Letters of. †Three brief New Testament books attributed to the apostle John.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
1 John
1 JohnA letter addressed to unnamed churches; tradition puts them near Ephesus in Asia Minor. The letter’s message is that God is made known to us in the Son, and that fellowship with the Father is attained by living in the light, justice, and love of the Son. It also corrects the error of those who
2 John
2 JohnAddressed to “the elect lady and her children,” which probably refers to a church in Asia Minor. The letter praises its recipients for standing firm in the faith and urges them to continue their perseverance.
3 John
3 JohnA letter addressed to “the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth,” concerned with settling a jurisdictional dispute in a local church (probably near Ephesus).
John, Letters Of
JOHN, LETTERS OF Three letters traditionally attributed to John, the son of Zebedee, although none of the letters mention his name. The letters are included among the seven Catholic Epistles (with James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude).
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
John, Letters of (Writing)
John, Letters ofThree of the NT’s twenty-one letters are associated with John. Even though they do not bear John’s name, an impressive church tradition and unmistakable thematic connections with the Fourth Gospel have suggested that they stem from John, the author of the Fourth Gospel.Interest in the