A Dialogue with Ben Witherington on The Message of Love (22)

This is a repost of a dialogue on Professor Ben Witherington’s blog about my book The Message of Love

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BEN: On pp. 192-95 you broach the issue of philos. It is interesting how seldom the actual Greek language for friendship really comes up in the NT, whereas the familial language of brother and sister is ubiquitous. But we do have it briefly in John 15. You are certainly right that in an age of arranged marriages, friendship was often the most intimate of bonds, like with…

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