Joe A. Friberg JoeFriberg at
Thu Nov 18 02:06:12 EST 1999

On the one hand, it's just standard transliteration to use 'c' for K!

Can't say I know where it is written and who is the final authority, but I
am aware that it is standard.

The 'standard' appears to come out of Latin transliterations of Greek words,
since Latin does not have a 'k'.

Joe Friberg

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Subject: Paraclete

> Cross-posted to John_Lit and B_greek
> Does anyone have a style guide reference (or a decent reason) why authors
> and commentators use Paraclete (with a 'c') instead of Paraklete (with a
> 'k') in reference to the Johannine figure of the farewell discourses?
> Any help would be appreciated - by both myself and my thesis marker!
> Nigel.
> Nigel Hanscamp
> Trinity Methodist Theological College
> Auckland Consortium of Theological Education, New Zealand
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