What is an…
advocate in the Bible

Greek: “parakletos” —meaning: one who pleads another’s cause, who helps another by defending or comforting him

  1. The Holy Spirit

    Advocate is a name given by Christ three times to the Holy Ghost (John 14:16; 15:26; 16:7, where the Greek word is translated “Comforter,” q.v.).

  2. Jesus Christ

    This title is applied to Christ in 1 John 2:1, where the same Greek word is translated “Advocate,” the rendering which it should have in all the places where it occurs.

  3. Tertullus “the orator” (Acts 24:1)

    He was a Roman advocate whom the Jews employed to accuse Paul before Felix.

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Article Version: September 30, 2021