3 John is the antepenultimate book of the New Testament.It is a private letter composed to a man named Gaius, recommending to him a group of Christians led by Demetrius, which had come to preach the gospel in the area where Gaius lived. The purpose of the letter is to encourage and strengthen Gaius, and to warn him against Diotrephes, who refuses to cooperate with the author of the letter.
|Authorship: (Assumed)||Julius Calpurnius Piso, son of Arrius Calpurnius Piso (circa 110-115 AD)
The True Authorship of the New Testament, by Abelard Reuchlin 1986
|Year Written: (Assumed)||90-120 AD|
|Scripture Type:||Letters - Other|
An epistle (or letter) is a writing directed or sent to a person or group of people, usually an elegant and formal didactic letter. Other epistles are known as catholic (or general) epistles.
|Further Reading:|| earlychristianwritings.com/text/3john.html|
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