Marion Fox mrfox1 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 16:42:53 EDT 2006

How about translating it as an advocate (lawyer) for the defense. The New
Testament has the apostles giving testimony as specially chosen witnesses
for the resurrection of Jesus and the Holy Spirit being their advocate in
helping them prepare their testimony.

Your servant,

Marion Fox

On 6/7/06, Fridolin Janzen <fjanzen at gmx.net> wrote:
> I am working on a Portuguese New Testament translation and looked for a
> long
> time for the ideal word for PARAKLHTOS. We have the transliteration
> "paracleto" in Portuguese.  I could use a footnote and explain the term,
> but
> preferred to use the word "mentor". I seems to covers all possibilities
> for
> PARAKLHTOS. A mentor encourages, counsels, instructs, guides, defends,
> etc.
> The Oxford Dictionary defines mentor as:
> mentor
> . noun 1 an experienced and trusted adviser. 2 an experienced person in an
> organization or institution who trains and counsels new employees or
> students.
> - ORIGIN from the name of Mentor, the adviser of the young Telemachus in
> Homer's Odyssey.
> http://www.askoxford.com/results/?view=dict&field-12668446=mentor&branch=138
> 42570&textsearchtype=exact&sortorder=score%2Cname
> I found an interesting private definition in the International Coach
> Academy:
> A Mentor
> Usually occupies a senior-level assignment of authority and influence
> within
> the organization
> Knows the organization/its structure, policies, and processes (both spoken
> and unspoken)
> Has a broad view and multiple working experiences
> Knows the "politics" of the organization
> Shares knowledge and experiences
> Helps identify developmental opportunities within the organization and
> "open
> doors"
> Knows when to interpret and when to pass on wisdom
> Generally TELLS - advises, instructs, suggests, gives opinions
> AND... an effective mentor also knows when and how to coach
> http://www.icoachacademy.com/coaching/mentoring.html?source=mentor
> Do you suppose this to be a possible word for PARAKLHTOS?
> Pastor Fridolin Janzen
> fjanzen at gmx.net
> www.criacionismo.com (link to the NT)
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Marion Fox


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