Similarities between 2 John and 3 John

There are many similarities between 2 and 3 John.  Both follow the format of other personal letters of that era.  In both letters, the author self-identifies as a “presbyter” or “elder”.  They both deal with the themes of hospitality and conflict within the church.  They are also extremely similar in length, probably because they were both written to fit on one papyrus sheet.  Have you ever tried to write everything on one sheet of paper?

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