Re: John's use of synonyms

Eric Weiss (
Wed, 15 May 96 9:07:28 EDT

Thanks for the responses to my post about John's use of synonyms. However,
I'm still wondering if my thoughts are valid that in John 1:11-12 LAMBANW is
NOT so much being used as a synonym for PARALAMBANW but was chosen due to its
similarity to PARALAMBANW--and not for stylistic variation but to link/
compare/contrast PARALAMBANW--"rejecting" Jesus--with PISTEUW--"believing in"