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Re: [John_Lit] Re: Paraclete (Posting Again)

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  • Horace Jeffery Hodges
    ... the idea of God s comforting Israel (NXM or the like).
    Message 1 of 21 , Sep 26, 2005
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      Bob MacDonald wrote:

      >>Seems to me that Paraclete has a plausible origin in
      the idea of God's comforting Israel (NXM or the
      like).<<

      I take it that your query concerns the role of the
      Paraclete as "Comforter."

      But does the term "Paraclete" mean "Comforter"?

      Jeffery Hodges

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