New Release: First, Second, and Third John

Cover ArtIn this addition to the well-received Paideia series, a senior New Testament scholar examines cultural context and theological meaning in First, Second, and Third John. Students, pastors, and other readers will appreciate the historical, literary, and theological insight offered in this practical commentary.


“Amid a crowded field of commentaries on the Letters of John, this volume is perhaps first among its peers. At once accessible, thorough, and conversant with the intricacies of the Greek text, Parsenios provides both scholar and preacher with enormously valuable insights. This may just become the first commentary many will reach for when working in these short letters.” – Gary Burge, Wheaton College and Graduate School

“Parsenios’s creative exposition will stimulate fresh reflection on these letters’ literary strategy and on the characteristics of faithful fellowship in the Johannine tradition of ‘christomorphic life.'” – Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Theological Seminary

“Parsenios’s years of scholarship on the Gospel of John pay dividends in this exciting new commentary….The analysis is clear and compelling, and a wealth of information is communicated in a clear and engaging manner. In short, Parsenios’s commentary on the Johannine Epistles is an admirable addition to the Paideia series, and the first place students of these beguiling letters should now turn.” – Jeremy Hultin, Murdoch University


George L. Parsenios (PhD, Yale University) is associate professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of Departure and Consolation: The Johannine Farewell Discourses in Light of Greco-Roman Literature and Rhetoric and Drama in the Johannine Lawsuit Motif. His teaching and research explore the interaction of early Christianity with classical literature and the interpretation of the New Testament in the early church.

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