The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series, written from an evangelical perspective, incorporates the latest in biblical scholarship. It combines historical, literary, and theological explanations with ideas for applying the Bible to everyday life.
In 1, 2, & 3 John, Gary Derickson explores how John communicates his pastoral concerns in his three epistles. Interacting with the most recent scholarship, Derickson focuses on John’s message and concerns rather than following the common theory of a Johannine school and secessionist polemic. He distinguishes pastoral and polemical elements within John’s message and recognizes John’s own assessment of his readers’ faith. By encouraging his readers to express God’s love through active involvement in one another’s lives, John shows that he is concerned not with how we possess eternal life but with how we express it as we relate to God.
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Praise for 1, 2, & 3 John
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.
—Fred Clay, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology, Phoenix Seminary
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.
—Colin Kruse, PhD, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Melbourne School of Theology
- Title: 1, 2, & 3 John: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC)
- Author: Gary Derickson
- Editor: H. Wayne Housen
- Series: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC)
- Publisher: Lexham Press
- Publication Date: 2012
About Gary Derickson
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.