Date: Wed Feb 24 1999 - 10:37:04 EST
Carl, Denny Diehl here
>>>This past weekend I was looking at the NRSV and
>>>noticed that MIAS GUNAIKOS ANDRA in 1 Tim 3:2
>>>was translated "married only once", which suggests
>>>the meaning "one marriage for a life time" instead of
>>>"one marriage at a time".
>there is linguistic influence at play here, that this conception
>of fidelity is Hellenistic and finds expression in the Latin adj
>UNIVIRA that is found on the grave-inscriptions of many a
>Roman matron, indicating that the lady in question was "a
Meaning that she was married only once? John Chrysostom's
father died when his mother, Anthousa, was only 20, leaving
her with two children. She was resolute in rejecting a second
marriage, raising their children on her own. My question, then,
is: does MIAS GUNAIKOS ANDRA demand such a meaning
(or more correctly hENOS ANDROS GUNA in her case)?
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