Thanks for your comments. So it looks like our author is being argumentative right from the get-go? Statistics: Posted by Stephen Carlson — January 9th, 2014, 6:44 pm
Assuming (shouldn't I assume it?) that the ἐκλεκτὴ κύρια is ἡ ἐκκλησία and that her children are the believers, I would suppose that an antitheseis is being prepared between those "who know the truth" and those πλάνοι of vs. 7 who have left the church and gone out into the world. This is the same contrast that is frequently highlighted in 1 John between those who continue to love their brothers and those who have left the community and who are "liars who hate their brothers." Statistics: Posted by cwconrad — January 8th, 2014, 9:54 amStephen Hughes wrote: Isn't it just setting up for the contrast that follows?2 John 1 wrote:οὐκ ἐγὼ μόνος ἀλλὰ καὶ πάντες οἱ ἐγνωκότες τὴν ἀλήθειαν
Isn't it just setting up for the contrast that follows?
Statistics: Posted by Stephen Hughes — January 8th, 2014, 7:49 am2 John 1 wrote: οὐκ ἐγὼ μόνος ἀλλὰ καὶ πάντες οἱ ἐγνωκότες τὴν ἀλήθειαν
What is the function of ἐγώ in 2 John 1?
Is there some implied contrast with someone who does not love the elect lady and her children in truth? Statistics: Posted by Stephen Carlson — January 8th, 2014, 5:36 am2 John 1 wrote: Ὁ πρεσβύτερος ἐκλεκτῇ κυρίᾳ καὶ τοῖς τέκνοις αὐτῆς, οὓς ἐγὼ ἀγαπῶ ἐν ἀληθείᾳ, καὶ οὐκ ἐγὼ μόνος ἀλλὰ καὶ πάντες οἱ ἐγνωκότες τὴν ἀλήθειαν,