Hebrews ⇐ ⇒ Revelation
The general epistles are those that are addressed to the general, catholic (universal) Christian Church at large, and not to any specified church in a particular geographic locality (such as the letters to the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, etc.).
The seven general epistles are: James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1,2,3 John and Jude.
For more great commentaries on the General Epistles, be sure to check:
Commentaries on All the Epistles, Commentaries on the Whole New Testament
& Whole Bible Commentaries
Individual commentaries on:
James The Letters of John
1 Peter 1 John
2 Peter 2 John
. 3 John
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Early Church 1
Commentaries on All the Catholic Epistles
Luther, Martin – Works, vol. 30: The Catholic Epistles Buy
Calvin, John – Commentary on the General Epistles 1551
“Reprinted from the 1551 edition, these old, but helpful comments are enlightening and edifying.” – Cyril J. Barber
Benson, George – A Paraphrase and Notes on the Seven Catholic Epistles, Attempted in Imitation of Mr. Locke’s Manner
Benson (1699-1762) was initially a fervent and orthodox Presbyterian, but came to hold Socinian views (which are very unorthodox). Read with caution.
Lange’s Commentary – Commentary
** “In his comment on the First Epistle of John, Dr. Braune teaches baptismal regeneration in a very decided manner. This plague-spot of sacramentarianism should put the reader on his guard.” – Spurgeon
Erdman, Charles – The General Epistles 1918 190 pp.
“Practical and devotional comments defending the Johnannine authorship, upholding the deity of Christ, maintaining a belief in a personal anti-Christ, and furnishing the reader with a clear exposition of each epistle. Commendable.” – Cyril J. Barber
The Early Church
ed. Bray, Gerald – Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude Buy