Re: 1 Tim 2:12

From: Eric Weiss (eweiss@gte.net)
Date: Thu Jun 25 1998 - 15:12:58 EDT


Yes, it can mean wife. A good, recent book on this subject (I think it deals with the
"woman"/"wife" question you ask) is the following. It critiques other recent works in the
field and seems to be pretty scholarly in its handling of the Greek text. It's been a while
since I've read it, though. I think they make the case that while it "could" mean wife, the
context argues against it.

Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of 1 Timothy 2:915
By Kostenberger, Andreas J. , Thomas R. Schreiner, and H. Scott Baldwin, eds.
Baker Books
Catalog number: 0-8010-2020-4 Price: 21.99

Thomas Biddy wrote:

> (1 Tim 2:12 KJV) But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp
> authority over the man, but to be in silence.
>
> 135. gune, goo-nay'; prob. from the base of G1096; a woman; spec. a
> wife:--wife, woman.
>
> Can 1 Tim 2:12 mean wife?
>
> Best,
> Thomas
>
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