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Eleutheria: Bold Speech
|Eleutheria: Bold Speech
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|Pinnock, Hugh W., and Fernando Vazquez
Jesus himself best demonstrated eleutheria in this way: "Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world" (John 18:20). This fascinating form is used in many languages and cultures, but it is always most effective when used by a prophet. This is because it is characterized by a "perfect freedom and boldness" of expression, often the hallmark of a prophet preaching the gospel. It is the form where those who speak do not mince words.
An extract from Hugh W. Pinnock, Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon (Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999), 146.
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