Second Corinthians – Introduction

This chapter presents an introduction to 2 Corinthians. Introductory matters addressed include Paul’s missionary visit to Corinth and his correspondence with the Corinthians, the character of Paul’s letter, the course of events in Paul’s relationship with the Corinthians, critical issues including the history of the text and behind the text, the structure of the letter, and an outline of it.

First, Second, and Third John – Introduction to the Letters of John

This chapter forms an introduction to 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John. Introductory matters addressed include the relationship of the letters to the gospel, the chronology of the letters, rhetoric and the opposition, settings and purposes of 1–3 John, the letters in relationship to one another, the relationship of the letters to ancient letters, authorship, date, and place of composition.