General Epistles

The General Epistles is the name given to the last books of the New Testament excluding the apocalyptic book of Revelation. ¬†Unlike Paul’s epistles which were usually written to a specific church or person, the General Epistles were written to no one in particular but with the understanding that they were for the church as a whole.

With the exception of the book of Hebrews each of the General Epistles is named after its likely author.  Hebrews is named after who the recipients of the book are and the author is completely unknown even though many different authors have been suggested.

Most of the General Epistles are short books which were written to address certain controversies and heresies that had appeared within the early church.

This site is designed to give commentary on each of these books as well as provided a brief overview containing authorship information, themes, dates, and other such information.