Re: parakletos. . .

Tom Launder (
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 00:58:30 -0700

Hello Carl,

I just wanted to drop an E-mail note and say thank you. I appreciate your
hard work on this list and how fast you answer questions. I am still
struggling with this verbal noun/adjective thing, but I am sure that in time
I will understand it. What I think is the hardest is trying to figure out
who is right. How does one decided if the PARAKLHTOS is active or passive?
I have already received a personal response that has assured me that by NT
times this word was active, yet most literature treats it as passive. How
do the scholars figure this out?

You don't have to answer; I just wanted to express some the thought process
behind the question.

Again many thanks,


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