Re: Matthew 19:9, mng of PORNEIA

From: Steven Craig Miller (
Date: Fri Oct 15 1999 - 18:01:35 EDT

<x-flowed>To: Paul Dixon,

<< How do we get that PORNEIA here is adultery? A case can be made for its
meaning being other than that. >>

You are correct that many interpretations are here possible. But Davies and
Allison [1988:531] state:

<< 'Adultery' is a well-attested meaning for PORNEIA ... >>

And they cite BAGD, Lampe, and Lovestram. I don't have the last two, but
BAGD cites Sirach 23:23 and Hermas Mandate 4.1.5.

-Steven Craig Miller
Alton, Illinois (USA)

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