1 Peter Overview and Outline

AUTHOR: Peter DATE: 63-64 AD This letter, written by Peter, is addressed to “the strangers [pilgrim] scattered [dispersed] throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia” (1:1). Their situation was one of suffering and trial (1 Pet 4:12) as...

2 Peter Overview and Outline

AUTHOR: Peter DATE: 66 AD Some suggest that someone other than Peter might have written this letter around 80 AD.  They attribute their reasoning to differences in style, a supposed dependence on Jude, and the mention of Paul’s letters having been collected (2...

1 John Overview and Outline

AUTHOR: JohnDATE: circa 90 AD 1 John:  Tradition strongly supports that John spent his old age in Ephesus. Lack of personal references in this letter indicates that it was written to Christians all over Asia Minor. John wrote to address the heresy of Gnosticism....

2 John Overview and Outline

AUTHOR: John DATE: circa 90 AD The identity of the “chosen lady,” to whom this letter is addressed, is unknown.  Some consider it a figurative way of designating a particular church (“chosen sister,” v. 13, would then mean a different church)....

3 John Overview and Outline

AUTHOR: John DATE: circa 90 AD John’s third letter is his most personal message.  It’s addressed to Gaius and focuses on an ecclesiastical problem regarding traveling teachers. Gaius had given provided hospitality, but Diotrephes had refused to do so. John...

Jude Overview and Outline

AUTHOR: Jude DATE: 70-80 AD Authorship Jude identifies himself as the brother of James (Jude 1).  He was also a leader of the Jerusalem church (Acts 15), and a half brother of the Lord Jesus (Mat 13:55, Mark 6:3). Jude had intended to write about salvation, but was...

Revelation Overview and Outline

AUTHOR: John DATE: 90s The book tells that John is the author (Rev 1:4, 9; 22:8) and that he was a prophet (Rev 22:9), yet this is not John’s revelation. It is the revelation of Jesus. Written at a time of Christian persecution, when Rome was demanding emperor...
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