1-3 John

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  • Copyright: 2008-11-01
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
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Robert Yarbrough, coauthor of the bestselling Encountering the New Testament, offers a historical and theological commentary on the Johannine Epistles in this new addition to the BECNT series. The commentary features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text, explores the relationship between John's Epistles and Jesus's work and teaching, interacts with recent commentaries, is attentive to the history of interpretation, and seeks to relate these findings to global Christianity.

Author Biography

Robert W. Yarbrough (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is chair of the New Testament department and associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has authored, coauthored, or translated several books, including the groundbreaking textbook Encountering the New Testament. He is also coeditor of the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series.

Table of Contents

Central Burden: God Is Light (1:1-2:6)p. 29
Primary Commandment: Embody the Age-Old Message (2:7-17)p. 93
Key Counsel: Abide in His Anointing (Truth) and Receive Eternal Life (2:18-3:8)p. 139
Core Teaching: Love, Works, Trust (3:9-4:6)p. 191
Foundational Imperative: God's Love (4:7-14)p. 231
Illustrative Appeal: Renewed and Expanded Invitation to Love (4:15-5:15)p. 250
Concluding Admonition: Pastoral Counsel, Assurance, and Warning (5:16-21)p. 305
Greeting: John's Love in Truth (1-3)p. 333
John's Joy yet Concern (4-8)p. 339
John's Warning (9-11)p. 349
John's Farewell (12-13)p. 357
Greeting to Gaius (1-4)p. 365
Commendation of Gaius (5-8)p. 370
Dealing with Diotrephes (9-10)p. 377
Concluding Counsel and Commendation (11-12)p. 382
Farewell (13-15 [13-14b NIV])p. 385
Works Citedp. 389
Index of Subjectsp. 403
Index of Authorsp. 409
Index of Greek Wordsp. 413
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writingsp. 414
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