Commentaries on 1, 2, & 3 John

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All Commentaries on 1, 2, & 3 John

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The Letters of John Kruse, Colin G. 255 PNTC 2000
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The Epistles of John Brown, Raymond E. 840 AYB 1982
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The Epistles of John Marshall, I. Howard 291 NICNT 1978
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The Letters of John Stott, John R. W. 234 TNTC 1988
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1, 2, and 3 John (Rev. ed.) Smalley, Stephen S. 416 WBC 2008
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1–3 John Yarbrough, Robert W. 480 BECNT 2008
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1,2, 3 John Akin, Daniel L. 296 NAC 2001
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I, II, and III John Lieu, Judith M. 336 NTL 2008
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1, 2, and 3 John Jobes, Karen H. 352 ZECNT 2014
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The Letters of John Burge, Gary M. 272 NIVAC 1996
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The Letters of John (2nd ed.) Kruse, Colin G. 352 PNTC 2020
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The Johannine Epistles Schnackenburg, Rudolf 320 1992
1 John 2 John 3 John Rensberger, David K. 174 ANTC 1997
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1, 2, 3 John: A Handbook on the Greek Text Culy, Martin M. 199 BHGNT 2004
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First, Second, and Third John Smith, Dwight Moody 164 Int 1991
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1, 2, and 3 John Thatcher, Tom 800 REBC 2006
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The Johannine Letters Strecker, Georg 319 Herm 1996
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The Gospel and Letters of John Culpepper, R. Alan 397 IBT 1998
Johannine Epistles Black, C. Clifton NIB 1998
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First, Second, and Third John Parsenios, George L. 208 PAI 2014
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1 John Candlish, Robert S. 704 GEN 1973
The Epistles of John: Introduction, Exposition, and Notes Bruce, F. F. 160 1979
Gospel according to John and the Johannine Letters Lewis, Scott M. 142 NColBC 2005
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1 John, 2 John, 3 John Thomas, John Christopher 300 PC 2017
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Seize Life Now and Forever: The Breakthrough to Understanding 1, 2, and 3 John Mertes, Lou; Mertes, Nicole 234 2013
Let’s Study the Letters of John Hamilton, Ian 144 LSS 2008
Letters And Homilies for Hellenized Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Titus, 1–2 Timothy And 1–3 John Witherington III, Ben 623 2006
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James, Epistles of John, Peter, and Jude Kistemaker, Simon J. HK 2002
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1-3 John Thompson, Marianne Meye 168 IVPNTC 1992
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The Message of John's Letters Jackman, David 202 BST 1982
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Hebrews through Revelation Barker, Glenn W.; Morris, Leon; Burdick, Donald W.; Blum, Edwin A.; Johnson, Alan F. 624 EBC 1982
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A Theology of John's Gospel and Letters: The Word, the Christ, the Son of God Köstenberger, Andreas J. 656 BTNT 2009
1, 2, and 3 John Painter, John 411 SP 2002
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1, 2, and 3 John Derickson, Gary 800 EEC 2012
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1–3 John Campbell, Constantine R. 288 SGBC 2017
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The Epistles of John Boice, James Montgomery 192 JMB 2006
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The Johannine Epistles Edwards, Ruth B. 125 NTG 1996
1, 2, and 3 John Calvin, John; Henry, Matthew 128 CCC 1998
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The Epistles of John Ngewa, Samuel M. 170 NCCS 2019
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Be Real (1 John): Turning from Hypocrisy to Truth Wiersbe, Warren W. 192 BE 2009
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Reading John and 1, 2, 3 John: A Literary and Theological Commentary Myers, Alicia D. 346 RNT2 2019
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James, First, Second, and Third John Keating, Daniel; Anderson, Kelly 304 CCSS 2017
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1, 2, 3 John Soo Hoo, Gilbert; Sultan, Pervaiz 196 ABC 2016
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Letters to the Church: A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles Jobes, Karen H. 496 2011
Johannine Epistles Caleb, Sunil M.; Daniel, Monodeep; Peacock, Philip Vinod; Massey, James 196 DBC 2008
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John, 1–3 John Hailey, Abby Thornton; Rivers, Prince Raney 346 PtWsh 2019
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1–3 John Hailey, Abby Thornton 346 PtWsh 2019
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Commentary on the Seven Catholic Epistles Bede the Venerable 284 CisSS 1985
Homilies on John Augustine of Hippo 1415 WSA 2021
Tractates on the Gospel of John and the First Epistle of John Augustine of Hippo 1497 FC 1994
1, 2, and 3 John Johnson, Thomas F. 208 UBNT 1993
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Hebrews–Revelation Thatcher, Tom; France, R. T.; Guthrie, George H.; Charles, J. Daryl; Johnson, Alan F. 800 REBC 2006
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I & II Peter, I, II & III John, Jude Walls, David 304 HNTC 1999
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1-3 John MacArthur, John 304 MACNT 2007
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A Handbook on the Letters of John Haas, C.; de Jonge, Marinus; Swellengrebel, J. L. 214 UBS 1994
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The Johannine Epistles Brooke, Alan England 352 ICC 1912
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The Bible Knowledge Commentary New Testament Hodges, Zane C.; Barbieri, Louis A.; Grassmick, John D.; Martin, John A.; Blum, Edwin A.; Toussaint, Stanley D.; Witmer, John A.; Lowery, Dave; Campbell, Donald K.; Hoehner, Harold W.; Lightner, Robert P.; Geisler, Norman L.; Constable, Thomas L.; Litfin, A. Duane; Deibler, Edwin C.; Blue, J. Ronald; Raymer, Roger M.; Gangel, Kenneth O.; Pentecost, Edward C.; Walvoord, John F. 992 1983
The Johannine Epistles Bultmann, Rudolf Karl 143 Herm 1973
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Opening up 2 and 3 John Crosby, Terence Peter 96 OUB 2006
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Exalting Jesus in 1, 2, and 3 John Akin, Daniel L. 288 CCE 2014
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1–3 John: Fellowship in God's Family Allen, David L. 336 PtW 2013
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John, 1–3 John Comfort, Philip W.; Hawley, Wendell C.; Osborne, Grant R. 240 CBC 2007
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Hebrews to Revelation Black, C. Clifton; Craddock, Fred B.; Johnson, Luke Timothy; Bartlett, David Lyon; Watson, Duane F.; Rowland, Christopher NIB 1998
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Be Alert (2 Peter, 2 & 3 John, Jude): Beware of the Religious Imposters (The BE Series Commentary) Wiersbe, Warren W. 180 BE 2010
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The Gospel and Letters of John, Volume 1: Introduction, Analysis, and Reference von Wahlde, Urban C. 768 ECC 2009
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The Gospel and Letters of John, Volume 3: The Three Johannine Letters von Wahlde, Urban C. 448 ECC 2010
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1, 2, & 3 John Barton, Bruce B.; Comfort, Philip W.; Veerman, David R.; Woods, Len; Taylor, Linda K. 176 1998
The Interpretation of I & II Epistles of Peter, the three Epistles of John & the Epistle of Jude Lenski, Richard C. H. 652 LCNT 1945
Early Christian Letters for Everyone: James, Peter, John and Judah Wright, N. T. 240 NTE 2011
Hebrews–Revelation Van Neste, Ray; Johnson, Dennis E.; Plummer, Robert L.; Storms, Sam; Harmon, Matthew S.; Schreiner, Thomas R. 784 ESVEC 2018
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1–3 John O'Donnell, Douglas Sean 240 REC 2015
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The Gospel and Letters of John von Wahlde, Urban C. 2176 ECC 2010
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1–3 John Comfort, Philip W.; Hawley, Wendell C. 240 CBC 2007
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The Johannine Epistles Grayston, Kenneth 174 NCB 1984
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The Epistles of John Rensberger, David K. 130 WBComp 2001
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The Letters of John and Jude Barcley, William B. 236 DSB 2003
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1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude: A Commentary for Bible Students Holdren, David; Case, David 383 WesBC 2006
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1-3 John Holdren, David 383 WesBC 2006
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Hebrews–Revelation (Vol. 6) Carter, Charles W.; Thompson, R. Duane; Ball, Charles S.; Cox, Leo G.; Blaney, Harvey J. S. 523 WesBC-Eerd 1966
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Epistles of John and Jude, The Ironside, H. A. 192 IronBC 2007
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Johannine Epistles Hodges, Zane C. 992 1983
1, 2 & 3 John Womack, Morris M.; Mitchell, Carl 193 CPNIV 1998
An Exegetical Summary of 1, 2, and 3 John Anderson, John L. 272 SILES 1992
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Exposition of First John 1 & 2 Pink, Arthur W. 212 2001
Exploring the New Testament: Letters and Revelation v. 2 Marshall, I. Howard; Travis, Stephen H.; Paul, Ian 352 2002
The Epistles of St John : the Greek text / with notes and essays by Brooke Foss Westcott Westcott, Brooke Foss 1883
1, 2 , and 3 John Jones, Peter Rhea 312 SHBC 2009
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1, 2, 3 John Barton, Bruce B.; Osborne, Grant R. 159 LABC 1998
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Reading John: A Literary and Theological Commentary on the Fourth Gospel and Johannine Epistles Talbert, Charles H. 324 RNT1 2013
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1, 2, 3 John Van Neste, Ray 784 ESVEC 2018
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1, 2, & 3 John For You Charles, Jr., H. B. 208 GWFY 2019
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1, 2, 3 John: A Mentor Expository Commentary Johnson, Terry L. 248 MEC 2016
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Philippians to Revelation White, Ellen G. 1167 SDABC 1957
James, 1–2 Peter, 1–3 John, Jude eds. Bray, Gerald L. 288 ACCS 2000
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1, 2, & 3 John Barker, Glenn W. 624 EBC 1982
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1, 2, 3 John Eaton, Michael 244 FB 1996
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1, 2, 3 John: Comfort and Counsel for a Church in Crisis Harris, W. Hall 292 2003
Exploring the Epistles of John Phillips, John 240 JPCS 2003
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Knowing Where We Stand, The message of John's Epistles Barnes, Peter 160 WCS 1998
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1–3 John Bennett, Thomas Andrew 222 THNTC 2021
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Hebrews through Revelation Blaney, Harvey J. S.; Taylor, Richard A.; Harper, A. F.; Nicholson, Roy S.; Fuhrman, Eldon R.; Rose, Delbert R.; Earle, Ralph 635 Beacon 1967
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Johannine Epistles Blaney, Harvey J. S. 635 Beacon 1967
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Letters of John and James William, Raymond Brady 152 CBCNT 1965
The Epistles of John: Walking in the Light of God's Love Hodges, Zane C. 312 1999
The Epistles of James and John Ross, Alexander NICNT 1967
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The Johannine Epistles Loader, William 144 ECS 1997
1 2 3 John Kysar, Robert 160 ACNT 1986
The Epistles General of John: An Exegetical and Doctrinal Commentary Braune, Karl F. C. 201 LCHS 2007
The Epistles of 1, 2, 3 John and Jude: Forgiveness, Love, and Courage Lightner, Robert P. 224 21CBC 2002
1, 2, 3 John: Redemption’s Certainty Hannah, John D. 272 FB 2017
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Epistles of John Burdick, Donald W. 127 EvBC 1970
1–3 John: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition Williamson, Rick 224 NBBC 2010
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Exploring the New Testament. Volume 2, The Letters and Revelation Marshall, I. Howard; Travis, Stephen H.; Paul, Ian 3548 2011
First Epistle of John Rosson, M. E. 428 ABB 2010
Second Epistle of John Rosson, M. E. 106 ABB 2010
Third Epistle of John Rosson, M. E. 118 ABB 2010
Hebrews to Revelation eds. Arnold, Clinton E.; Baugh, Steven M.; Davids, Peter H.; Garland, David E.; Gill, David W. J.; Guthrie, George H.; Hubbard, Moyer V.; Köstenberger, Andreas J.; Martin, Ralph P.; Moo, Douglas J.; Strauss, Mark L.; Thielman, Frank S.; Weima, Jeffrey A. D.; Wilkins, Michael J.; Wilson, Mark W.; Wu, Julie; Yarbrough, Robert W. 416 ZIBBC 2002
Johannine Epistles 416 ZIBBC 2002
1st, 2nd, 3rd, John and Jude McQueen, Steven 2013
The Epistles of John Through New Eyes: From Behind the Veil Leithart, Peter J. 200 2009
Johannine Epistles 434 PC 2012
1, 2, 3 John McDermond, J. E. 344 BCBC 2011
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1, 2, 3 John Vaughan, Curtis BSC 1970
1–3 John Schuchard, Bruce G. 800 ConC 2012
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First, Second, and Third John Keating, Daniel 304 CCSS 2017
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1 John Candlish, Robert S. 608 GEN 1994
Johannine Epistles 240 LBC 2013
The Epistles of John and Jude: Messages of Faith and Fellowship Macleod, F. Wayne 122 LMP 2005
1,2, 3 John, Jude: Established in Truth, Marked by Love MacArthur, John 128 MacSG 2007
General Epistles and Revelation: Volume 8 Mills, Watson E.; Wilson, Richard F. 196 MCB 2000
The Epistles of John Through New Eyes: From Behind the Veil Leithart, Peter J. 200 TNEBC 2009
General Epistles Jeske, Mark 352 PBC 2006
General Epistles: James, 1& 2 Peter, 1, 2, & 3 John, Jude Armstrong, Clinton J. 424 RHBC 2014
Theology of Work Bible Commentary: Volume 5: Romans through Revelation 220 ToWBC 2015
The Message of the General Epistles in the History of Redemption: Wisdom from James, Peter, John, and Jude Crowe, Brandon D. 240 2015
1, 2, 3 John Vaughan, Curtis 139 FSGC 2011
Straight to the Heart of Peter, John and Jude: 60 bite-sized insights Moore, Phil 272 SttHS 2016
The First, Second and Third letters of St. John and the Revelation to John: Commentary, Notes and Study Questions Mitch, Curtis; Hahn, Scott 100 ICSB 2011
1–3 John: A Textual Guide Runge, Steven E. 120 HDC 2018
John's Letters: An Exegetical Guide for Preaching and Teaching Bateman IV, Herbert W.; Peer, Aaron C. 448 BGI 2018
John's Three Letters On Hope, Love and Covenant Fidelity Brumbach, Joshua 208 aMC 2019
Homilies on the First Epistle of John Augustine of Hippo 176 WSA 2008
Tractates on John, Volume 5 (112–124); Tractates on 1 John Augustine of Hippo 301 FC 1995

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forthcoming 2025 Do, Toan Johannine Epistles Contextual Critical Commentary
forthcoming 2024 Ok, Janette H. The Letters of John New International Commentary on the New Testament
forthcoming 2024 Plummer, Robert L.; Elledge, E. Roderick 1–3 John Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament
forthcoming Ciampa, Roy E. 1, 2, and 3 John Tyndale New Testament Commentaries
forthcoming Edwards, Dennis R. 1, 2, and 3 John Bible in God's World Commentary
forthcoming Guardiola-Sáenz, Leticia A. 1, 2, 3 John Wisdom Commentary Series
forthcoming Hill, Wesley The Johannine Epistles International Theological Commentary (T&T Clark)
forthcoming Jones, Hywel R. 1, 2, 3 John Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament
forthcoming Lösel, Steffen Johannine Epistles Belief: Theological Commentary on the Bible
forthcoming Mburu, Elizabeth 1, 2, and 3 John Word Biblical Commentary
forthcoming McNutt, Jennifer Powell 1–2 Peter, 1–3 John, Jude Reformation Commentary on Scripture
forthcoming Root, Michael Letters of John Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible
forthcoming Watson, Duane F. Johannine Epistles New Cambridge Bible Commentary
forthcoming Yieh, John 1, 2, and 3 John Illuminations Commentary Series
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