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Is John’s Second Letter Addressed to a Female Pastor?

The second letter of John is addressed “to the elect lady and to her children.” But who is the “elect lady” of 2 John? Is she a mother with kids, or something more? A look at the apostle John’s use of the word “children” in 1 John can help us understand who the woman’s children are. Then, we can try to solve the mystery of who the woman is. Keep reading…

This essay appears in Arise, the blog of Christians for Biblical Equality International. Published on September 5, 2018, it was selected as part of the “Best of Patheos 2018.”

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