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«Philos»: A Designation for the Jesus-Disciple Relationship

An Exegetico-Theological Investigation of the Term in the Fourth Gospel


Eldho Puthenkandathil

Contents: The term «philos» in antiquity - The OT concept of «friend of God» - The NT understanding of «philos» outside John - The friend of the bridegroom - Jesus' friendship with the Bethany family - Jesus' addressing His disciples «friends» - Beloved Disciple and Peter as two models of true friendship with Jesus.