The alternation of the words for “love” in John 21:15-17 is a long-standing puzzle that has defied solution. It is suggested in this note that ἀγαπῶ and φιλῶ carry a slight difference of “formality” as a result of their history and that this can account for the interplay.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- John 21:15-17
- ἀγαπῶ and φιλῶ