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ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST- Guido Reni

English:  2 John
Greek:  2 Ιωάννης
Transliterated:  2 Iōannēs
Other names:  The second epistle of John

 

whoWho

Wrote the book:  the apostle John
Are the key people:  John, "the chosen lady", and her children
Is it written to:  "The chosen lady" and her children

 

whatWhat

Caution against false teachers (2 John 1-11)
Final words of greetings (2 John 12-13)

 

whenWhen

Was it written:  c 85-90 CE
Did the events occur:  c 85-90 CE
Was it canonized:  c 200-320 CE
(see the Timeline of the First Century)

 

whereWhere

Was it written:  Ephesus
Did the events occur:  no place specifically

 

whyWhy

2 John was written to inform us that: 
G-d's Word is Truth.
Following G-d's Word is required for believers.
Believers should love one another.
Teachers who deviate from the teaching of Messiah should not be welcomed.

 

whyIntroduction

In his second epistle, the apostle John once again cautions his readers about the false teachings that were circulating in the congregations of Asia Minor. This very brief letter appears to be sent to a specific congregation identified as "the chosen lady and her children" and encourages them to "walk according to [G-d's] commandments". He warns his readers against letting false teachers into their homes and goes so far as to say that they should not even greet the false teachers. He closes the letter by expressing his desire to come to them and speak with them face to face.

 

 

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