From: Theresa J List, Dcs (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jun 28 1997 - 15:26:24 EDT
Most of that post was very informative and I thank you. One part is
inconsistent as stands, though ...
> DIAKONOS is a gender-hermaphrodite word which does not exhibit a
>feminine form "DIAKONA"; whereas PRESBUTEROS does exhibit a female form
>PRESBUTERA. EPISKOPOS is a masculine noun, exhibiting no feminine
> So the conclusion is irresistible: a DIAKONOS may be female, and was
> (Phoebe of Cenchrea, Romans 16:1); but PRESBUTEROI/EPISKOPOI do not
> the female of the species, IMHO.
On the same basis that DIKONOS could be "hermaphrodite" because no female
form is attested, so also could EPISKOPOS be, for the same reason. N'est
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