Carlton Winbery (
Fri, 25 Oct 1996 11:15:29 -0600

Rick Strelan wrote;
>I've asked this on another list:
>Who was the PAIDISKH TOU ARCHIEROU (Mk 14:67ff)? What was her status? What
>evidence elsewhere do we have of such women? Was she the equivalent of the
>DOULOS of 14:47 who had his ear nicked?

Moulton and Milligan, Vocabulary of the Greek NT Illustrated from the Greek
Papyri and other Non-literary Sources, shows that the TWN PAIDISKWN
(PAIDISKH, vs 69) TOU ARCIEREWS refers to the female slaves of the
Highpriests. Originally the term probably referred to a young woman, but
came to refer to slaves.

Carlton L. Winbery
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Chair, Division of Religious Studies
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