Michael D. Coogan

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780195288803
Published online April 2009 |

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This secular opening (contrast 2 Jn 1–3 ) indicates that this is a private letter from the Elder (of 2 Jn 1 ) to Gaius. Beloved (vv. 2,5,11 ) indicates the relationship of friendship and hospitality that this letter seeks to establish (see Introduction).

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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