Differences between 2 John and 3 John

There is no doctrine laid out in 3 John.  It is a strictly a personal letter.  This author pointed out the importance of hospitality for those who were working to spread the gospel.  3 John is the shortest book of the Bible by word count, although 2 John has fewer verses.  3 John is the only New Testament book which does not contain the names “Jesus” or “Christ”.  The original Greek uses the term Ὀνόματος, generally translated as “name”, referring specifically to the “Name of Jesus”.  However, the text does not explicitly say “Jesus” or “Christ”.  Can a New Testament book not name Jesus?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.