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The Book of 2 John

I. Title

       The title comes from the name of the author; 2 John is the second of three letters ascribed to the apostle.

II. Author and Setting

       The book does not identify its author by name. He is simply called "the elder". However, the style and structure of the letter seem very similar to what was seen in 1 John, and so a common author may be assumed.
       The date of writing is hard to place, though AD 90 seems a good guess.

III. An Outline of 2 John

I. Introduction 1:1-3
II. Love 1:4-6
III. Deceivers 1:7-11
IV. Conclusion 1:12-13

IV. Questions on 2 John

1. Who is the "chosen lady"?
2. What does John say about antichrist?
3. Explain verses 10-11.