Re: John 16:13,14
After reading the passages referred to by Christian von Dehsen, I
must agree with him, and thus withdraw my suggestion. It seems clear
that in the broader context <GK>ekeinos<gk> "that one" does refer
specifically to <GK>ho parakletos<gk> and the use in 16:8 establishes
this for vv. 13 and 14. Thank you Christian!
> In response to Glenn Wooden's argument that ekeinos ("that one") in John
> 16:13&14 refers to pneuma, I would suggest that its actual referent is the
> masculine ho parakletos in 16:7 (cf. ekeinos in 16:8). Ekeinos also refers to
> ho parakletos in 14:26 and 15:26. In John 16:13,14, therefore, John is not
> using a masculine form to refer to a neuter noun; he is using a masculine for
> to distinguish the parakletos from the pneuma.
> Christian D. von Dehsen
> Carthage College
Acadia Divinity College
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada