The three epistles of John, the beloved apostle, urge the church to love one another as God has loved them. Gary Dickerson shows how these works provide encouragement for believers and warn against the rise of false teachers. Being careful to avoid speculative theories, Dickerson focuses on John's pastoral concerns. He examines the Greek text in detail, interacting with the most recent scholarship, and he presents the message of these epistles for the benefit of believers everywhere.
About the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series
The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series incorporates the latest in critical biblical scholarship and is written from a distinctly evangelical perspective. Each comprehensive volume offers an original translation and addresses biblical theology and application for each passage.
Praise for 1, 2, & 3 John
"Gary Derickson's commentary on the Letters of John sets a very high standard and is notable for its thoroughness, careful exegesis, in-depth knowledge of the scholarly literature, and warm-hearted commitment to the gospel of Christ. It deserves to be warmly received and widely used."
-Dr. Colin Kruse, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Melbourne School of Theology
"Dr. Gary Derickson's volume in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary on 1-3 John is first-rate analysis and synthesis of one of the most important collections of writings in the New Testament. Derickson provides evidence and evaluation of all exegetical and theological options while interacting with the latest scholarly literature. The layout and structure of the commentary is unique and extremely helpful to both pastor and student. This is an important and essential work."
-Dr. Fred Chay, President of Grace Line Ministries, Associate Professor of Theology, Phoenix Seminary.
About the Author
Gary Derickson is ministry division chair at Corban University. He has published articles in Bibliotheca Sacra, ETS Studies Series, The Master's Seminary Journal, and The Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society. He contributed to The Nelson's Complete Study Bible and is co-author of The Disciplemaker: What Matters Most to Jesus.