First John structure resolved : exegetical analysis, Part 2

Show simple item record Bigalke, Ron J. 2014-09-11T12:17:43Z 2014-09-11T12:17:43Z 2013-11-05
dc.description Dr Ron J. Bigalke is a research associate and was a doctoral student of Prof. Dr Jacobus (Kobus) Kok in the Department of New Testament Studies, University of Pretoria. His article represents a reworked version of aspects from the approved PhD dissertation (University of Pretoria, April 2013), with Prof. Kok as supervisor. ( en_US
dc.description.abstract Numerous attempts have been suggested regarding the structure of First John. The only nearly unanimous agreement amongst commentators is concerning the prologue (1:1–4) and the conclusion (5:13–21). The lack of unanimity can be frustrating for the majority of those who seek to understand the macrostructure of the First Epistle of John. Consequentially, some commentators have opined that it is impossible to determine a notable structure of First John, and the epistle is thus regarded as a relatively imprecise series of various thoughts that were composed on the basis of mere association. Many exegetes have therefore proposed suggested outlines to aid the understanding of First John as opposed to providing genuine efforts to articulate a discernable structure of the epistle. The final part of this exegetical analysis seeks to demonstrate that exegetes need not succumb to such pessimism because there does appear to be a discernable structure to First John. Providing and stating resolve concerning the First John structure is fundamental for understanding the revealed contents of the epistle. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Bigalke, R.J., ‘First John structure resolved: Exegetical analysis, Part 2', HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 69(1), Art. #2053, 7 pages. 10.4102/hts.v69i1.2053. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v69i1.2053
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dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_US
dc.rights © 2013. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject First John en_US
dc.subject Structure en_US
dc.subject Epistle en_US
dc.subject Exegetical analysis en_US
dc.title First John structure resolved : exegetical analysis, Part 2 en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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