The Author of the Epistle is the same as that of the former, 1. It is inscribed to Gaius, or Caius, not a Corinthian, but perhaps a Roman, 2. The occasion and argument of the Epistle, 3. The time of writing, 4. There are three parts: I. A Preface to the Epistle (3 John 1, 2). II. The treatment, that is, a commendation of the faith and beneficence of Gaius (3 John 3-12). III. The Epilogue (3 John 13, 14). Interpreters of the Epistle, Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic; and also a Synoptic Table, 5.