Re: 1Cor 7:1 - Not to touch a woman....
Tue, 03 Dec 96 11:13:00 MST

>> On what basis do you get "virginity" from PARQENOS?

Jeffrey Gibson <<

While I do not have an exhaustive reference set right here with me, here is
Louw-Nida for your consideration...

04926 parqenos ou f or m
(a) virgin (female) 9.39
(b) virgin (male) 9.33
(c) unmarried person 34.77

34.77 parqenos, ou f or m: a person who
has not as yet married (and possibly
implying virginity) - `unmarried person.'
peri de twn parqenwn epitaghn kuriou
ouk ecw `concerning the unmarried, I do
not have a command from the Lord' 1 Cor
7.25. Some scholars interpret parqenos as
referring not only to those who have never
married, but also to widows and widowers
who have not remarried. The meaning of
`unmarried persons who are not necessarily
virgins' is well attested in Greek from
classical times.

And thanks to all who contributed to the hAPTW/ sexual relations question. There
are two references I found in Perseus, namely, Aristot. Pol. 1335b40 and Eur.
Phoen. 946 that directly mention hAPTW with respect to relations among a married
couple. Not that it is limited to that, but that is certainly one of its

Wes Williams