Unravelling the structure of First John: Exegetical analysis, Part 1

  title={Unravelling the structure of First John: Exegetical analysis, Part 1},
  author={Ron J. Bigalke},
  journal={Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies},
  • R. Bigalke
  • Published 4 November 2013
  • Philosophy
  • Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies
Surveying commentaries and introductions to the Johannine epistles reveals a multiplicity of methodology with regard to the structure of the epistles. Proposals have generally emphasised characteristics of content (doctrine and paraenesis), style (antithesis and repetition) or outline divisions. If the intent of the author is connected to the structure of the text, commentaries and introductions may not adequately discern the authorial intent. The lack of agreement amongst commentators as to… 

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