The Anchor Bible is known for its scholarly and critical approach to the scriptures. This volume on the Johannine Epistles is written by the late scholar Raymond Brown. In the introduction Brown discusses authorship, structure and sources for the book. He also discusses the important issues of context and community, areas that are still being studied in regard to Johannine writings. Brown then goes into a section by section study of the book, discussing the theology and linguistics in regards to what he sees as the possible setting. An excellent work for any scholar interested in the Epistles of John.
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