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by I. Howard Marshall

  • ISBN: 0802825184
  • Author: I. Howard Marshall
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  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 274
  • Publisher: Eerdmans; 2nd Revised ed. edition (July 14, 1978)
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Southwestern Journal of Theology"The choice of Howard Marshall to write the volume on the Johannine Epistles is exceedingly fortunate.

Southwestern Journal of Theology"The choice of Howard Marshall to write the volume on the Johannine Epistles is exceedingly fortunate.

Elegantly written, and composed with both specialists and non-specialists in mind, I. Howard Marshall treatment is comprehensive and for the most part follows the convictions of moderate modern scholarship on the epistles.

Three persons named James are mentioned in the New Testament, and it has been a. .

Three persons named James are mentioned in the New Testament, and it has been a question which of these persons was the author of our Epistle. Some have thought that the author was James, the brother of John and the son of Zebedee; but this seems quite impossible, because he suffered martyrdom in the year 44, before the dispersion of the Jewish Christians which is mentioned in its opening words. The indications are far more favorable to the view that the author of the Epistle is James, our Lord's brother, the oldest of those brothers of our Lord with whom we meet so frequently in the Gospels and in the Acts of the Apostles.

The Epistles of John I. Howard Marshall. Pages: 291 Publisher: Eerdmans Published: 1978 ISBN-10: 0802825184 ISBN-13: 9780802825186.

Howard Marshall's introduction to these epistles is extremely valuable. For example, he quoted a section of a Charles Wesley song to defend his view of 1 John 2:2 ("He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for the sins of the whole world"). This extremely important passage deserves a more weighty exegesis than simply quoting a song, no matter how good the song. Howard Marshall was a Senior Lecturer in New Te Howard Marshall's introduction to these epistles is extremely valuable.

Marshall's study on the Epistles of John constitute a single volume in The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Prepared by some of the world's leading scholars, the series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and fully abreast of modern scholarship yet faithful to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God.
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The Epistles of John are a set of three short works towards the end of the New Testament. Two are just short letters and one is a longer (what I would term) teaching document.

I appreciated Howard Marshalls treatment of the three works. He did something I had not considered before. He talked about his belief that 2 and 3 John were written before 1 John. So, his commentary starts with an introduction to the three works and then proceeds with the commentary on 2 John, then 3 John and finally 1st John.

Why does he do that way you ask? Because he feels that 2nd and 3rd John are short letters, one to the 'beloved lady" and the other to his dear friend "Gaius." They deal with two subjects. 2nd John deals with the subject of some teachers claiming that Christ was not both God and Man. They did not believe that Christ (God) could take on human form. Or they put a spin on it that the Holy Spirit descended on Christ at His Baptism and then left him before the crucifixion.

Either way, their teaching was wrong and disruptive to the church. The short letter instructs the lady and her children to not give hospitality to those and thus aid in their false teaching. Marshall believes this is a short letter to address the issue and that the Apostle John wanted to visit the church to correct the teaching in person. But when he couldn't get there in person he wrote 1st John as a longer treatment of the problem and addressed it in ink on paper.

In 3rd John we have 'The Elder' addressing the problem of Demetrius wanted to take over control of the church and not share what the Elder and other traveling missionaries were teaching. Again it is a short work addressing a problem. In the letter itself the Elder states I don't want to put on paper in ink what I want to say, I would prefer to come in person and address it then.

But then when he couldn't come in person he then wrote 1st John to address both issues.

Well, I don't know whether you will agree with Howard Marshall, I'm not sure I am in full agreement (but I like how he addresses it) but I know this, the commentary is well written. The issues are well developed and addressed and much of what he says is very helpful for teaching others.

Marshall does not flaunt his theory and make it a major issue. He just addresses it as well as other theories and then goes on to give us good teaching on the issues the 3 documents address.

This is well worth your time to work through and use if you are going to teach a series on the Epistles of John.

Enjoy!
Hono
I've only gone through 1 John so far, but I've done this book in detail and the NICNT was a great additional commentary. It's not as technical as I wanted it to be, but I. Howard Marshall has a way of being able to keep the main thing the main thing, instead of getting lost in exegetical details. That's something I got to say that I like about this book. There is good insight, background, etc.
If you are looking for a technical commentary, let me just say about this one that it's read as you would hear a sermon from a pastor. He doesn't tell you all the parsing info and stuff, he'll just tell you something like "the two commands are linked together as one idea..." It doesn't say all the technical details, but you can see that Marshall did his homework when preparing this commentary.
If you are trying to find the main point of the passage with details in each verse, then this commentary is for you. I was a little disappointed when I didn't see much for technicality since it's the "NIGNT" N.I.Greek N.T., but overall it's well worth the price.
Burking
I would have to give the author of this work a very high mark for his excellence of presentation and treatment of the subject matter. It has helped me to remember some things that I had forgotten and also to add to what I could recall..
riki
This commentary produced by I. Howard Marshall is an excellent resource for any Biblical Scholar's library. Dr. Marshall opened his commentary by handling the easiest epistles first (2nd and 3rd John) and then he very capably handled the more difficult epistle of 1st John.

His comments were very clear, and coherent in exegeting the texts of these epistles.

I highly recommend this book to all serious Bible students.
Bluecliff
I have never read a full commentary before. This one of the best commentaries around ill be buying these ever book I go through
Wat!?
The commentary on Epistles of John is one of the better commentaries for in depth study. The Book I bought was used but was exceptionly clean and hardly if ever used. Author Marshall is a very thorough researcher.
Xinetan
I. Howard Marshall's commentary on the Johannine Epistles is a solid effort, one still worth owning and using 35 years after its original publication. Like most of the other commentaries in the New International Commentary on the New Testament NICNT) series, it is geared for a general audience. As with the other NICNT commentaries, technical issues (including comments on the Greek text) are placed in footnotes.

Marshall's introductory material is especially helpful. His argument for John the Apostle being the author of the three epistles generally credited to him is persuasive without being pedantic or longwinded. Also helpful is the section of the introduction that deals with the relationship between the various writings in the Johannine corpus (the Gospel and Revelation as well as the epistles). While this section is somewhat longer than the section on authorship, it contains some excellent arguments for the unity of authorship of all of these writings.

While I do not agree with Marshall's interpretation of all of what John writes in these epistles (as other reviewers have noted, he has a tendency to interpret certain passages from an Arminian perspective), I find what he says to be challenging and carefully reasoned.

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