Is anyone a starter for this - pure speculation,
though possibly some theological grist?
Is there any special reason why the writer chooses PNEUMA as
the one of whom believers are born/begotten? If 1.12 calls them
"children of God" (TEKNA QEOU), if they are "born from
above" where Jesus comes from (3.31), would it not be more natural to be
"born of the Father?"
Nigel and Rebecca Hanscamp
Auckland Consortium of Theological Education, New
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