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Bibil Identifier bibil:230290
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Unravelling the structure of First John
Title (English, ) Exegetical analysis, Part 1
Author Bigalke, Ron J.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 69, Issue: 1)
Undefined link First John structure resolved
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 10 pages
Abstract 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 the division of the First Epistle of John has resulted in numerous interpretative conclusions. As a consequence of difficulty in ascertaining the structure of the text, interpretations are frequently formulated upon theological persuasions and historical reconstruction. The purpose of the article is to overcome such persuasions and reconstructions.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v69i1.2023
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Catholic Epistles : Epistles of John : 1 John
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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