Simplified Combination of First, Second and third Bible book of John.

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This specific Bible book called first John was written by the Apostle John, in Ephesus, or near, and was completed on c.98 C.E. John, the beloved apostle of Jesus Christ, had a strong love for righteousness. This helped give him a keen insight into the mind of Jesus Christ. We are therefore not surprised that the theme of love dominates his writings.

He was no sentimentalist, however, for Jesus referred to him as one of the “Sons of Thunder (Boanerges).” (Mark 3:17) In fact, it was in defense of truth and righteousness that he wrote his three letters , for apostasy foretold by the apostle Paul had become evident. John’s three letters were indeed timely, for they were an aid in strengthening the early Christian in their fight against the encroachments of ” the wicked one”. – 2 Thess. 2:3, 4; 1 John 2: 13, 14; 5:18,19.


Judging from the contents, these letters belong to period much later than the Gospel of Matthew and Mark- Later, also than the Missionary letters Peters and Paul. Times had changed. There is no reference to Judaism, the big threat to the congregation in the days of their infancy; and there does not appear to be a single direct quotation from the Hebrew scriptures. On the other hand, John talks about “the last hour ” and the appearance of ” many antichrists.”

The Second Bible Book Of John


Second book of John was also written by the Apostle John, Ephesus, or near and was completed in c. 98 C.E. John’s second letter is short- it could have been written on a single sheet of papyrus -but it is full of meaning. It is addressed “to the chosen lady and to her children.” Since “Kyria” (Greek for Lady”) did exist as a proper name at the time,some Bible scholars feel that an individual by that name was being addressed.

On the other hand, it is thought by some that John was writing to a Christian Congregation,referring to it as ” the Chosen lady.” This may have been done in order to confuse persecutors. In that case, the greetings of “the children of your sister” mentioned in the last verse would be those be those of the members of another congregation.

So the second letter was not intended to be as general in scope as the first, for it evidently was written either to an individual or to one particular congregation. There is no reason to doubt that John wrote this letter.

The writer calls himself “the older man.” This certainly fit John not only because of his advanced age but also because, as one of the “pillars.”(Gal. 2:9) and the last surviving apostle, he was truly an “older man” in the Christian congregation. He was well-known.

The third Bible book John


Third book of John was written by the Apostle John, Ephesus, or near and was completed by the year c.98 C.E. This letter is written to Gaius, a faithful Christian whom John truly loved. The name Gaius was a common one in the days of the early congregation.

It appears four times in other parts of the Christian Greek Scriptures, referring to a least three and probably four different men. (Act 19:29; 20:4; Rom. 16:23; 1 Cor.1:14) All we know of Gaius is that he was a member of the Christian Congregation, that he was a very special friend of John’s and that the letter was addressed to him personally, for which reason the word “you” appears always in the singular.

So the second letter was not intended to be as general in scope as the first, for it evidently was written either to an individual or to one particular congregation. There is no reason to doubt that John wrote this letter. The writer calls himself “the older man.” This certainly fit John not only because of his advanced age but also because, as one of the “pillars.”(Gal. 2:9) and the last surviving apostle, he was truly an “older man” in the Christian congregation. He was well-known.

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