Re: 1 Co 6:9 -- malakoi & arsenokoitai

From: Steven L. (
Date: Sat Feb 08 1997 - 13:31:30 EST

At 09:05 AM 2/8/97 -0600, Carl William Conrad wrote:
>On Sat, 8 Feb 1997, Steven L. wrote:
>> I am involved in a discussion about whether homosexuality is sinful or not.
>> And I was wondering if anyone could help me with these two words:
>> malakoi
>> arsenokoitai
>> Some translations have "malakoi" as "effeminate" and some have it as "male
>> prostitutes".
>> Likewise, for "arsenokoitai" some translations have "homosexuals" and some
>> have "sodomites".
>> The RSV only has the one item "sexual perverts".
>> Could you tell me what's going on here. Thanks.
>There are two very long strings on this matter in the archives that should
>be checked at the web site. I would hope we might avoid another lengthy
>string on this--I think there are even plenty of flames in those archives,
>quite enough to suit people who have very heated opinions on the matter.

I don't know if I have the url. May I have it? Don't worry. I am not
interested in causing trouble on B-Greek. I have enough to keep me busy.
It's just that I really did need the information. Who better to ask about
Greek than people who know it?


Oh, BTW, what subject line(s) should I look for in the archives?


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