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Can John 21:15–17 be translated to distinguish Agape and Phileo?

Here’s the text with both Greek words agape and phileo which are normally translated as “love” shown in parenthesis: When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do ...
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ἀγαπάω vs. φιλέω

Regarding John 21:15-17 and the use of ἀγαπάω vs. φιλέω, I've often heard preachers say “ἀγαπάω” is divine and “φιλέω” is human.  But this always made me wonder about John 3:17, “men ἀγαπάω darkness ...
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