6 Best 3 John Commentaries You Should Read First

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With so many 3 John commentaries, which are the best? These 3 John commentaries made it to our list of top books and we’ve compiled them to make it easy for you to find them. Please note that we did not write the descriptions ourselves (for our thoughts on books, check out our book reviews).

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1) Hebrews – Revelation (The Expositor’s Bible Commentary)




The Expositor’s Bible Commentary is one of the most-recognized standards of expository commentaries. Written by dozens of scholars/preachers, it is regarded as an inter-denominational exposition and a major contribution to the study and understanding of the Scriptures. Providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures and the teaching and proclamation of their message, this work has become a staple of seminary and college libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide. Each book of the series has an exposition, introduction, outline, and bibliography.

2) 1,2,3 John: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (The New American Commentary)



Dr. Daniel L. Akin – the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary – wrote 1,2,3 John: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture for The New American Commentary. Highly regarded as a go-to for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound their understanding of the Scriptures, this series is readable and scholarly simultaneously. Key features include: commentary based on the new international version, sound scholarly methodology that reflects research in the original languages, NIV text printed in the body of the commentary, interpretation emphasizing the theological unity of each book, and readable and applicable exposition.

3) The Epistles of John (Expositional Commentary)



The lates James Montgomery Boice – who was senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – left behind The Epistles of John for the Expositional Commentary.  His words artfully explain the meaning of the text and apply its concerns to the church, Christianity, and the world in which we live.


4) 1 John (Geneva S)


1 John (Geneva S)
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Published by The Banner of Truth Trust in 1973, this huge and thorough 700 plus page exposition on John comes via the words of Robert Candlish. The Banner of Truth Geneva Series of Commentaries can be trusted to provide solid hermeneutics and a Reformed viewpoint. They are warm, Christ honoring, and Christ-centered.


5) Life in Christ (The Original Five Volumes in One): Studies in 1 John



One chapter at a time, Martyn Lloyd-Jones eloquently discusses John in Life in Christ (The Original Five Volumes in One): Studies in 1 John published by Crossway in 2002.  It is layman-friendly, but a solid, powerful, heart-and-soul-searching read.


6) Calvins Commentaries (22 Volume Set)


Calvins Commentaries (22 Volume Set)
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Calvin’s Commentaries are a 22 volume timeless set of texts by John Calvin – the French theologian and pastor of Geneva who was one of the principal 16th-century Reformers. Calvin’s commentaries display a unique combination of exegetical insight, pastoral concern, and theological depth which have inspired generations of Christians. This is a massive and classic collection on both Old and New Testament books with over 22,000 pages in total. Features include: advanced searching by passage and topic, passage guides and reports, sermon preparation and more.





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