Pseudepigraphie und Gemeinde in den Johannesbriefen

Translated title of the contribution: Pseudepigraphy and municipality in the Letters of John

Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer

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The article examines the terminology used for the sender and the addressees in the Johannine letters. It turns out that either the author of the letters is not the same or his attitude to the addressees changes. Most likely the second and third letter are written by authors who assume the authority of the "presbyter", while the first is written by someone who quite naturally had the authority of a wisdom teacher, quite possibly the original "elder" of the community.
Translated title of the contributionPseudepigraphy and municipality in the Letters of John
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationPseudepigraphie und Verfasserfiktion in frühchristlichen Briefen
EditorsJ. Frey, J. Herzer, M. Janßen, C. Rothschild
Place of PublicationMohr Siebeck / Tübingen
PublisherMohr Siebeck
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)3161500423
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2009


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