Re: parenetic

Mike Phillips (
Sun, 22 Sep 1996 22:14:54 -0700

> From: "Carl W. Conrad" <>, on 9/22/96 9:15 PM:
> comes from a good and not uncommon verb, PARAINEW, advise, exhort, etc. It
> is used to distinguish sections of NT letters that are offering ethical
> advice or exhortation from parts that are doctrinal exposition. In the
> Synoptics I suppose it must be used for the sections concerned
> fundamentally with Jesus as ethical teacher, as in the Sermon on the Mount
> or Sermon on the Plain.
> Hope that helps.

Immensely. Thanks, Carl.
Mike Phillips

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