THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Notes on The Second Epistle of St. John the Apostle (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

1:1 The Ancient: That is, the ancient bishop St. John, being the only one of the twelve apostles then living. To the lady Elect. . .Some conjecture that Electa might be the name of a family, or of a particular church; but the general opinion is, that it is the proper name of a lady, so eminent for her piety and great charity, as to merit this Epistle from St. John.



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