Questions tagged [2-john]

A short letter from the "Elder" to the "Elect Lay", part of the NT's Johannine corpus.

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What is an exegetical understanding of ἀντίχριστ- / anti-chist?

The phrase "anti-christ" is specific to the works of the apostle John in 1John 2:18, 1John 2:22; 1John 4:3 and 2John 1:7. These are the only places where the compound word and understanding of anti-...
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'Abiding' and 'having' in II John 1:9. What is the meaning?

πας ο παραβαινων και μη μενων εν τη διδαχη του χριστου θεον ουκ εχει ο μενων εν τη διδαχη του χριστου ουτος και τον πατερα και τον υιον εχει II John 1:9 TR - Stephens 1550, Beza 1598, Elzevir 1624 ...
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In 2 John 1:9-10 is it “the teaching about Jesus” or “the teaching by Jesus”?

CSB 2 John 1: 9 Anyone who does not remain in Christ’s teaching but goes beyond it does not have God. The one who remains in that teaching, this one has both the Father and the Son. 10 ...
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Who are “the lady chosen by God” and her sister in 2 John?

2 John is addressed to "the lady chosen by God" [1]The elder, To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth— [2] ...
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In 2 John 1:9, is the author equating “both the Father and the Son” with “God”?

In 2 John 1:9, it is written, 9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. NKJV, ...
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2 John 1:7 - Jesus Coming in the Flesh?

2 John 1:7 (NIV) I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist....
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Why is the only use of the word antichrist (G500) in 1st and 2nd John?

Using Strong's dictionary the only reference to the word antichrist for G500 is in 1st and 2nd John. 1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall ...
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What is the significance of 2nd John being addressed to the “elect lady”? [duplicate]

2nd John begins like this: The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth — 2nd John 1, ESV Is this a letter to Mary? Or does ...
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Who is the “elect lady” of Second John?

The Second Epistle of John begins (NIV empahsis mine): To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth—because of the truth, ...