N & RJ Hanscamp
hanscamps at paradise.net.nz
Mon Dec 6 16:41:16 EST 1999
The words you are looking for are "Receive Holy Spirit". The term PNEUMA
hAGION is not used that often in the FG. You will find them in 1.33 and
here in 20.20, as well as in a variant for 7.39. The other term TO PNEUMA
TO hAGION is found once in 14.26.
the term ENEFUSHSEN is normally translated "breathed on them", though it is
probably more correctly "breathed out". Most commentators connect it with
Genesis 2.7, Ezekiel 37.9 and Wisdom 15.11 where God is said to 'breath
life' into inanimate objects as a part of creation or re-creation.
there are very good treatments of this background and text in Raymond Brown
*John* vol 2 and G. Beasley-Murray *John* (Word Commentary Series).
Nigel and Rebecca Hanscamp
Trinity Methodist Theological College
Auckland Consortium of Theological Education, New Zealand
Email: hanscamps at paradise.net.nz
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