Election: God's Selection
The choice that God made
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, the selection.
Unlike the other two words, G1589 did not occur in the LXX: it was strictly a New Testament word. Nor did it enjoy as broad of use, for there are only seven occurrences in four different passages: Acts 9, Romans 9-11, 1 Thessalonians 1, and 2 Peter 1. With such limited use, we probably do not have enough material to develop a solid definition. However, since it is a noun derived from the verb (G1586), we can be sure it referred to a choice, and we can anticipate that it did not indicate a random choice but to a significant, deliberate type choice.
As we review the uses of G1589, we will endeavor to apply what we found in the G1586 survey to each occurrence. We will want to see if G1589 referred to a type of choice which corresponded to a type of the G1586 choices. If we find one that did not, then we will need to determine what kind of choice it referenced.