Elect of God: LXX
And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved;
but for the elect’s sake,
whom He chose,
He shortened the days.
G1586 eklegomai: Verb; A deliberate selection for a distinct purpose.
G1588 eklektos: Adjective, derived from G1586; The chosen, select, elect.
G1589 eklogē: Noun, derived from G1586; The choice, selection.
Every occurrence of 'elect' in the New Testament (KJV, NJKV, ESV, NASB) was translated from this adjective, so it is clearly an important word with regards to the doctrine of election. Therefore, it is critical that we accurately grasp the meaning of this word if we are to begin to correctly understand the ways of God towards His people with regards to the doctrine of election.
G1588: Elect, choice
We can divide the occurrences of G1588 within the LXX into three groups, for the adjective has three nuances which have distinct, yet related meanings. As we look at each nuance, we will use an illustration to breathe life into the meaning, then review a sample of scripture texts containing examples. The appendix mentioned above is also broken down into the same three categories of nuance.