First John structure resolved: Exegetical analysis, Part 2

  title={First John structure resolved: Exegetical analysis, Part 2},
  author={Ron J. Bigalke},
  journal={Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies},
  • R. Bigalke
  • Published 5 November 2013
  • Philosophy
  • Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies
Numerous attempts have been suggested regarding the structure of First John. The only nearly unanimous agreement amongst commentators is concerning the prologue (1:1–4) and the conclusion (5:13–21). The lack of unanimity can be frustrating for the majority of those who seek to understand the macrostructure of the First Epistle of John. Consequentially, some commentators have opined that it is impossible to determine a notable structure of First John, and the epistle is thus regarded as a… 


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