Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3875 - παράκλητος
- summoned, called to one's side, esp. called to one's aid
- one who pleads another's cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate
- one who pleads another's cause with one, an intercessor
- of Christ in his exaltation at God's right hand, pleading with God the Father for the pardon of our sins
- in the widest sense, a helper, succourer, aider, assistant
- of the Holy Spirit destined to take the place of Christ with the apostles (after his ascension to the Father), to lead them to a deeper knowledge of the gospel truth, and give them divine strength needed to enable them to undergo trials and persecutions on behalf of the divine kingdom
called to one's aid, in a court of justice: as Subst., legal assistant, advocate, D. 19.1, Lycurg. Fr. 102, etc.
2. summoned, δοῦλοι D.C. 46.20, cf. BGU 601.12 (ii A.D.).
II intercessor, Ph. 2.520: hence in NT, Παράκλητος, of the Holy Spirit, John 14:16; Ep.
** παρά -κλητος , -ον
(< παρακαλεω ),
[in Aq., Th.: Job 16:2*;]
called to one's aid in a judicial cause (Dion. Cass.); hence, most freq. as subst., ὁ Papyri, an advocate, pleader, intercessor (Dem., al.; so in Rabbinic lit., פְּרַקְלִיטָא ), "a friend of the accused person, called to speak to his character, or otherwise enlist sympathy in his favour" (Field, Notes, 102). In NT, specif., ὁ Papyri,
(a) of Christ, 1 John 2:1 (v. ICC, Jo. Epp., 23 ff.);
(b) of the Holy Spirit (AV, comforter; but v. opp. c.), John 14:16; John 14:26; John 15:26; John 16:7 (cf. also Abbott, Essays, 86, 97; Deiss., LAE, 339 f.; MM, xviii; Westc., Jo., ii, 188
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";thicken,"; ";fatten,"; which is used metaphorically in Matthew 13:15, Acts 28:27, occurs in a medical prescription, unfortunately very mutilated, P Tebt II. 273.33 (ii/iii A.D.) πρὸς πεπα ̣χυ [σμέν ]α ̣[. .] . [. The subst. παχύτης is found in Aristeas 93 and πάχος bis in ib. 71, and its plur. in PSI VI. 601.5 (iii/B.C.) τοῖς μεγέθεσι καὶ τοῖς πάχεσιν. For the corr. adj. see P Oxy VI. 921.19 (iii/A.D.) σινδόνιον παχὺ α ̄, ";I thick cambric,"; PSI IV. 364.5 (B.C. 251–0) παχύτερον (ἱμάτιον), and P Petr II. 4(11).6 (B.C. 255–4) ξύλα. . . εὐμηκέστατα καὶ παχύτατα, ";beams as long and thick as possible.";
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