Husband of one wife
1 Timothy and Titus yield 4 parallel texts on this topic:
1T 3:2 -- mias gunaikos andra
1T 3:12 -- mias gunaikos andres (!)
1T 5:9 -- enos andros gunh
TI 1:6 -- mias gunaikos anhr
A TLG check would be very interesting. The NRSV translates all as
"married only once," while the NIV has "the husband of but one wife,"
except for 1T 5:9 which is "faithful to her husband." The problem
of translation for these phrases is, of course, long-standing. It
would seem to me that (1) 1T 5:9 should figure prominantly in the
discussion inasmuch as it is parallel, by the same author, in the
same document; and (2) a TLG search is mandatory for providing
other possible parallels of the phrase(s).
Gary D. Collier
University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology