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1, 2 & 3 John


Introductions

Article in Journal or Book Everett F. Harrison, "A Key to the Understanding of First John," Bibliotheca Sacra 111: 441 (1954): 39-46.  
On-line Resource Robert Law [1860-1919], The Tests of Life. A Study of the First Epistle of St. JohnRobert Law [1860-1919], The Tests of Life. A Study of the First Epistle of St. John, 2nd edn. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1909. Hbk. pp.422. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]  
Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly Judith Lieu, The Second and Third Epistles of John History and Background. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. ISBN: 978-1474230667. [Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly - 10% discount for new subscriptions]  
On-line Resource James Alexander M'Clymont, The New Testament and Its Writers. Being an Introduction to the Books of the New TestamentJames Alexander M'Clymont [1848-1927], The New Testament and Its Writers. Being an Introduction to the Books of the New Testament. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1893. Hbk. pp.288. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]  
On-line Resource Terry L. Wilder, "Teaching Outlines for 1, 2 & 3 John," Midwestern Journal of Theology 5.1 (Fall 2006): 20-26. View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the editor, Dr. Michael McMullen]  
On-line Resource Terry L. Wilder, "An Annotated Bibliography for 1, 2 & 3 John," Midwestern Journal of Theology 5.1 (Fall 2006): 27-35. View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the editor, Dr. Michael McMullen]  

Commentaries

On-line Resource William Alexander [1824-1911], The Epistles of St. John, W. Robertson Nicoll, ed., The Expositor's Bible. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1903. Hbk. pp.309. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource William Henry Bennett [1855-1920], The General Epistles: James, Peter, John and Jude. The Century BibleWilliam Henry Bennett [1855-1920], The General Epistles: James, Peter, John and Jude. The Century Bible. Edinburgh: T.C. & E.C Jack, n.d. Hbk. pp.350. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Alan England Brooke [1863-1939], A Critical And Exegetical Commentary on the Johannine EpistlesAlan England Brooke [1863-1939], A Critical And Exegetical Commentary on the Johannine Epistles. International Critical Commentary. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1912. Hbk. pp.242. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph Bruce: The Epistles of JohnF.F. Bruce, The Epistles of John. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979. Pbk. ISBN: 0802817831. pp.160.
Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly Gary M. Burge, The Letters of John.Gary M. Burge, The Letters of John. The NIV Appication Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. ISBN: 9780310873006. [Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly - 10% discount on new subscriptions using this link]
On-line Resource John Calvin (John Owen, translator), Commentaries on the Catholic Epistles. Edinburgh: Calvin Translation Society, 1855. Hbk. pp.488. [This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph Culy: 1, 2, 3 John: A Handbook on the Greek TextMartin M. Culy, 1, 2, 3 John: A Handbook on the Greek Text. Baylor University Press, 2005. Pbk. ISBN: 1932792082. pp.175.
On-line Resource Johann Heinrich August Ebrard [1822-1903], Biblical Commentary on the Epistles of St. JohnJohann Heinrich August Ebrard [1818-1888], Biblical Commentary on the Epistles of St. John in Continuation of the Work of Olshausen with an Appendix on the Catholic Epistles. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1890. Hbk. pp.423. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Charles John Ellicott [1819-1905], editor, A New Testament commentary for English readers various writers, 3 VolsCharles John Ellicott [1819-1905], editor, A New Testament commentary for English readers various writers, 3 Vols., 3rd edn. London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [1877-79]. Hbk. pp.554+468+641. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph Johnson: 1, 2 and 3 JohnThomas F. Johnson, 1, 2 and 3 John. New International Biblical Commentary New Testament. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers Inc., 1993. Pbk. ISBN: 0943575753. pp.208.
Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly Colin G Kruse, The Letters of John, 2nd edn. The Pillar New Testament CommentaryColin G Kruse, The Letters of John, 2nd edn. The Pillar New Testament Commentary. London: Apollos, 2020. ISBN: 9781789742589. [Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly - 10% discount on new subscriptions using this link]
On-line Resource John James Lias [1834-1923], The First Epistle of St. John with Exposition and Homiletical TreatmentJohn James Lias [1834-1923], The First Epistle of St. John with Exposition and Homiletical Treatment. London: James Nisbet & Co., 1887. Hbk. pp.424. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource William Loader, The Johannine Epistles. Epworth CommentariesWilliam Loader, The Johannine Epistles. Epworth Commentaries. Peterborough: Epworth Press, 1992. Pbk. ISBN: 0716204800. pp.108. View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the author]
Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly Marshall: The Epistles of JohnI. Howard Marshall, The Epistles of John. The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990. Hbk. ISBN: 0802825184. pp.274. [Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly - 10% discount on new subscriptions using this link]
On-line Resource Alfred Plummer [1841-1926], The Epistles of John. The Cambridge Bible for SchoolsAlfred Plummer [1841-1926], The Epistles of John. The Cambridge Bible for Schools. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1892. Hbk. pp.220. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Alfred Plummer [1841-1926], The Epistles of S. John. Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and CollegesAlfred Plummer [1841-1926], The Epistles of S. John. Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1896. Hbk. pp.204. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Michael Ferrebee Sadler [1819-1895], The General Epistles of SS. James, Peter, John and Jude. London: G.Bell and Sons Ltd., 1916. Hbk. pp.305. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Charles Simeon, Horae Homileticae or Discourses Digested Into One Continued Series and Forming a Commentary, Upon Every Book of the Old and New Testament, Vol. 20: James to Jude, 6th edn. London: Henry G., Bohn, 1844. pp.356-561.View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
Read on Perlego using subscription or free trial Smalley: 1, 2, 3 John.Stephen S. Smalley, 1, 2, 3 John. Word Biblical Commentary, Vol. 51. Dallas: Word Books, 1984. Hbk. ISBN: 0849902509. pp.386. [Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly - 10% discount on new subscriptions using this link]
Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly Stott: The Epistles of JohnJohn R.W. Stott, The Epistles of John. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, revised. Leicester: IVP, 2015. ISBN: 9781783593439. pp.234. [Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly - 10% discount on new subscriptions using this link]
On-line Resource John and I, II & III John (Bob Utley)
Book or monograph William Edwy Vine [1873–1949], The Gospel of John / The Letters of John William Edwy Vine [1873–1949], The Gospel of John / The Letters of John . ISBN: 978-1-912149-46-9. [e-book version]
On-line Resource Brooke Foss Westcott [1825-1901], The Epistles of John. The Greek Text with Notes and Essays, 2nd edn.Brooke Foss Westcott [1825-1901], The Epistles of John. The Greek Text with Notes and Essays, 2nd edn. Cambridge & London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1886. Hbk. pp.378. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly Robert W. Yarbrough. 1 -3 John. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New TestamentRobert W. Yarbrough. 1 -3 John. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008. ISBN: 9781441210593. [Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly - 10% discount on new subscriptions using this link]

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Article in Journal or Book Charles P. Baylis, "The Meaning of Walking 'in the Darkness' (1 John 1:6)," Bibliotheca Sacra 149: 594 (1992): 214-222.
Book or monograph John Bogaert, Orthodox and Heretical Perfectionism, Society for Biblical Literature Dissertation Series 33. Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press, 1977.
On-line Resource F.F. Bruce, "Problem Texts (11): The Sin Unto Death," Harvester 46.11 (Nov. 1987): 9. [1 John 5:16-17] View in PDF format pdf
Book or monograph Burge & Marshall: The Anointed CommunityGary M. Burge & I Howard Marshall, The Anointed Community: The Holy Spirit in the Johannine Community. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987. Pbk. ISBN: 0802801935. pp.288.
On-line Resource Irv A. Busenitz, "The Sin Unto Death," The Master's Seminary Journal 1.1 (Spring 1990): 17-32.View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book The New Testament in Its First Century SettingD.A. Carson, "'You Have No Need That Anyone Should Teach You' (1 John 2:27): An Old Testament Allusion That Determines the Interpreation," P.J. Williams, Andrew D. Clarke, Peter M. Head & David Instone-Brewer, eds., The New Testament in Its First Century Setting. Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B.W. Winter on His 65th Birthday. Grand Rapids / Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2004. Hbk. ISBN: 0802828345. pp.269-280.
Article in Journal or Book J.C. Coetzee, "Christ and the prince of this world in the Gospel and the Epistles of St. John," Neotestamentica 2.1 (1968): 104-121.
Article in Journal or Book J.C. Coetzee, "The Holy Spirit in 1 John," Neotestamentica 13.1 (1979): 43-67.
Article in Journal or Book W. Robert Cook, "Hamartiological Problems in First John," Bibliotheca Sacra 123: 491 (1966): 249-260.
Article in Journal or Book Gary W. Derickson, "What Is the Message of I John?" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993) 89-105.
Article in Journal or Book F.O. Francis, "The Form and Function of the Opening and Closing Paragraphs of James and 1 John," Zeitschrift für die neutesamentliche Wissenschaft 6 (1970): 110-26.
On-line Resource Terry Griffith, "'Little Children, Keep Yourselves from Idols' (1 John 5:21)," Tyndale Bulletin 48.1 (1997): 187-190.View in PDF format pdf
On-line Resource Terry Griffith, "A Non-Polemical Reading of 1 John: Sin, Christology and the Limits of Johannine Christianity," Tyndale Bulletin 49.2 (1998): 253-276.View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book D. Edmond Hiebert, "An Exposition of 1 John 1:1-4," Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988) 197-210.
Article in Journal or Book D. Edmond Hiebert, "An Exposition of 1 John 1:5-2:6," Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988) 329-342.
Article in Journal or Book D. Edmond Hiebert, "An Exposition of 1 John 2:7-17," Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988) 420-435.
Article in Journal or Book D. Edmond Hiebert, "An Exposition of 1 John 2:18-28," Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989) 76-93.
Article in Journal or Book D. Edmond Hiebert, "An Exposition of 1 John 2:29-3:12," Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989) 198-216.
Article in Journal or Book D. Edmond Hiebert, "An Exposition of 1 John 3:13-24," Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989) 301-319.
Article in Journal or Book D. Edmond Hiebert, "An Exposition of 1 John 4:1-6," Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989) 420-436.
Article in Journal or Book D. Edmond Hiebert, "An Exposition of 1 John 4:7-21," Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990) 69-88.
Article in Journal or Book D. Edmond Hiebert, "An Exposition of 1 John 5:1-12," Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990) 216-230.
Article in Journal or Book P.P.A. Kotzé, "The meaning of 1 John 3:9 with reference to 1 John1:8 and 10," Neotestamentica 13.1 (1979): 68-83.
Article in Journal or Book P.P.A. Kotzé, "The meaning of 1 John 3:9 with reference to 1 John 1:8 and 10," Addendum to Neotestamentica 13 (1981): 17-19.
Article in Journal or Book Sakae Kubo, "1 John 3:9: absolute or habitual?" Andrews University Seminary Studies 7.1 (Jan. 1969): 47-56.
Article in Journal or Book Judith M. Lieu, "Authority to Become Children of God': A Study of 1 John," Novum Testamentum 23 (1981): 210-38.
Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly Andreas J. Kostenberger, A Theology of John's Gospel and LettersAndreas J. Kostenberger, A Theology of John's Gospel and Letters. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015. ISBN: 9780310523260. [Sign-up to Perlego and access book instantly - 10% discount on new subscriptions using this link]
Article in Journal or Book J.P. Louw, "Verbal aspect in the first Letter of John," Neotestamentica 9.1 (1975): 98-104.
On-line Resource A.D. MacRae, "Light in the Johannine Epistles," Tyndale Bulletin 10 (1962): 8-12. View in PDF format pdf
On-line Resource Donald W. Mills, "The Holy Spirit in 1 John," Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 4 (Fall 1999): 33-50.View in PDF format pdf
On-line Resource Stephen Motyer, "The Little Epistles of the New Testament: 2 John," Evangel 5:1 (1987): 2-5. View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
On-line Resource Stephen Motyer, "The Third Epistle of John: The Cost of Walking in the Truth," Evangel 5:4 (1987): 6-9. View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
Book or monograph J.C. O'Neill, The Puzzle of 1 John. London: SPCK, 1966.
On-line Resource H.P.V. Nunn, "The First Epistle of St. John," The Evangelical Quarterly 17.4 (Oct. 1945): 296-302. View in PDF format pdf [All reasonable efforts have been made to contact the copyright holder of this article without success. If you hold the rights, please contact me]
On-line Resource Robert W. Orr, "Diotrephes: The First Gnostic Bishop?" The Evangelical Quarterly 33.4 (Oct.-Dec. 1961): 172-173.View in PDF format pdf [All reasonable efforts have been made to contact the copyright holder of this article without success. If you hold the rights, please contact me]
Article in Journal or Book Vern Poythress, "Testing for Johannine Authorship by Examining the Use of Conjunctions," Westminster Theological Journal 46 (1984): 350-69.
Article in Journal or Book Vern Poythress, "The Use of Intersentence Conjunctions De, Own, Kai, and Asyndeton in the Gospel of John," Novum Testamentum 26 (1984): 312-34.
Article in Journal or Book J. du Preez, "'Sperma autou' in John 3:9," Neotestamentica 9.1 (1975): 105-112.
On-line Resource Robert M. Price, "The Sitz-im-Leben of Third John: A New Reconstruction," The Evangelical Quarterly 61.2 (Apr.-June 1989): 109-119.View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
Article in Journal or Book J.A. du Rand, "A discourse analysis of 1 John," Neotestamentica 13.1 (1979): 1-42.
Article in Journal or Book J.A. du Rand, "Structure and message of 2 .John," Neotestamentica 13.1 (1979): 101-120.
Article in Journal or Book J.A. du Rand, "The structure ot 3 John," Neotestamentica 13.1 (1979): 121-131.
Article in Journal or Book J.A. du Rand, "A discourse analysis of 1 John," Addendum to Neotestamentica 13 (1981): 1-16.
Article in Journal or Book J.A. du Rand, "Structure and message of 2 John," Addendum to Neotestamentica 13 (1981): 20-21.
Article in Journal or Book J.A. du Rand, "The structure of 3 John," Addendum to Neotestamentica 13 (1981): 22-23.
Book or monograph William L. Richards, The Classification of the Greek Manuscripts of the Johannine Epistles, Society for Biblical Literature Dissertation Series 35. Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press, 1977. Pbk. ISBN: 0891301402.
On-line Resource Hansjörg Schimd, "How to Read the First Epistle of John non-Polemically," Biblica 85 (2004): 24-41.
Article in Journal or Book Harry C. Swadling, "Sin and Sinlessness in 1 John," Scottish Journal of Theology 35 (1982): 205-
On-line Resource Randall K.J. Tan, "Should we pray for straying brethren? John's confidence in 1 John 5:16-17," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 45.4 (Dec. 2002): 599-609. View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book John Christopher Thomas, "The Order of the Composition of the Johannine Epistles," Novum Testamentum 37.1 (1995): 68-75.
Article in Journal or Book B.A. du Toit, "The role and meaning of statements of 'certainty' in the structural composition of 1 John," Neotestamentica 13.1 (1979): 84-100.
On-line Resource Paul Treblico, "What Shall We Call Each Other? Part Two: The Issue of Self-designation in the Johannine Letters and Revelation," Tyndale Bulletin 54.1 (2003): 51-75.View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book W.S. Vorster, "Heterodoxy in 1 John," Neotestamentica 9.1 (1975): 87-97.
Online Video Resource - Usually Vimeo or YouTube Daniel B. Wallace, What are some passages you interpret differently than Dr. Ehrman? (Part 2; 1 John 5:7-8).
On-line Resource David L. Washburn, "Third class conditions in First John," Grace Theological Journal 11.2 (Fall 1990): 221-228.View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced Courtesy of the Brethren Digital Archive]Article in Journal or Book
Article in Journal or Book E.R. Wendland, "What is truth? Semantic density and the language of the Johannine Epistles (with special reference to 2 John)," Neotestamentica 24.2 (1990): 301-334.
Book or monograph Rodney A. Whitacre, Johannine Polemic: The Role of Tradition and Theology, Society for Biblical Literature Dissertation Series 67. Chico, Ca.: Scholars Press, 1982. Pbk. ISBN: 0891305793. pp.282.
Book or monograph D. Bruce Woll, Johannine Christianity in Conflict, Society for Biblical Literature Dissertation Series 60. Chico, Ca.: Scholars Press, 1981. Pbk. ISBN: 0891304711.

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