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Holman Bible Dictionary
The recipient of John's second letter (2 John 1:1
) sometimes understood to be an individual but the phrase probably is a way of referring to a local church congregation. The members of the church would then be the “children” who are mentioned in the same verse. The “elect sister” of 2 John 1:13
would be another congregation whose members were sending greeting.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Elect Lady'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/e/elect-lady.html. 1991.