Assistant • Comforter • Help • Helps
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Comforter. kjv translation of the Greek word parakletos in John 14:16, 26; 15:26; and 16:7.See Paraclete.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Helper[Heb ʿāzar] (Gen. 2:18, 20; 1 Ch. 12:18; Job 9:13; Ps. 10:14; etc.); AV also HELP; NEB also PARTNER, PROTECTOR, DEFENDER, ALLY, PARTISAN, BODYGUARD, “those who aided”; [Gk. prostátis] (Rom. 16:2); AV SUCCOURER; NEB GOOD FRIEND; [boēthós] (He. 13:6); [diakonéō] (Acts 19:22); AV “them that
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
COMFORTER* kjv translation of the Greek word parakletos in John 14:16, 26; 15:26; and 16:7. See Paraclete.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Helper (Heb. ˓āzar Gk. antílēmpsis).† In the Old Testament a helper is one who provides aid or relief, most notably the Lord (e.g., Ps. 30:10; 54:4). Eve (RSV “a woman”) is created as a helper or partner for the man (Gen. 2:18, 20; KJV “a help meet for him”; JB “helpmate”; E. A. Speiser
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Comforter. John 14:16. The name given by Christ to the Holy Spirit. The original word is Paraclete, and means first Advocate, a defender, helper, strengthener, as well as comforter.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HELPER (Heb. ˓ēzer knegdô; a “help as his counterpart”). An aid “suitable for him,” such as the man stood in need of (Gen. 2:18). KJV renders “a help meet for him.”
HELPER (Gk. paraklētos, “summoned, called to one’s side”; “Paraclete,” KJV). In the Gk., this word refers to one who pleads another’s cause before a judge; the word is rendered “advocate” in 1 John 2:1 where it is applied to Christ. The NIV translates, “one who speaks … in our defense.” When Jesus promised
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Comforterthe designation of the Holy Ghost (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7; R.V. marg., “or Advocate, or Helper; Gr. paracletos”). The same Greek word thus rendered is translated “Advocate” in 1 John 2:1 as applicable to Christ. It means properly “one who is summoned to the side of another” to help him
Helps(1 Cor. 12:28) may refer to help (i.e., by interpretation) given to him who speaks with tongues, or more probably simply help which Christians can render to one another, such as caring for the poor and needy, etc.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HELPER — a word used by Jesus to describe the Holy Spirit (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7). The Greek word has been translated into English by various versions of the Bible as comforter, advocate, and counselor, as well as helper. This Greek word is so filled with meaning that it is difficult to translate
Help, Helps
HELP, HELPS — those able to help others (1 Cor. 12:28), or officers of the early church who performed helpful deeds for the poor and the sick.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Help, Helper
Help, HelperMore than 200 occurrences of the words helper and help confirm a pillar of biblical doctrine-that people are not self-sufficient but require help from beyond themselves. The ultimate helper is God. Moses names one of his sons Eliezer, saying, “My father’s God was my helper” (Ex 18:4 NIV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COMFORTER<kum’-fer-ter>: This is translation of the word [παράκλητος, patakletos], in the Johannine writings. In the Gospel it occurs in John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7, and refers to the Holy Spirit. The word means literally, “called to one’s side” for help. The translation “Comforter” covers
HELPS (1)([ἀντιλήμψεις, antilempseis], 1 Cor 12:28): In classical Greek the word antilempsis means “remuneration,” the hold one has on something, then perception, apprehension. But in Biblical Greek it has an altruistic meaning. Thus, it is used in the Septuagint, both in the Old Testament Scriptures
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Comʹfort-er. This word is the rendering of a Greek word which signifies, literally, one called to the side of another as an advocate. It is descriptive of the Holy Ghost (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7); once it is applied to our Lord (1 John 2:1), where it is translated Advocate.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
COMFORTER (παράκλητος).—A term applied to Christ in RVm of 1 Jn 2:1, and four times (Jn 14:16, 26, 15:26, 16:7) to the Holy Spirit. For the meaning of the original and the probable source from which St. John derived it, see art. ‘Paraclete’ in Hastings’ DB iii. 665–668. The active sense is confined
Key passages
Ge 2:18–20

Then Yahweh God said, “it is not good that the man is alone. I will make for him a helper as his counterpart.” And out of the ground Yahweh God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and he brought each to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man …

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