From: Michael Abernathy (
Date: Mon Oct 18 1999 - 20:40:33 EDT

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<DIV><FONT size=2>Carl Conrad wrote,</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>"There's my first problem. The usage of AUQAIRETOS as "of his
own choice" in 2 Corinthians 8:17 is perfectly intelligible, but I don't see how
it bears upon the sense of AUQENTEIN in 1 Tim 2:12. Are there any other
instances of AUQENTEIN in the sense "act independently" with an ablatival
genitive of the one of whom one acts independently in Christian or non-Christian
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<DIV><FONT size=2>I don't have the resources to answer this question directly;
however, lexicographer Moeris noted that authentein was the koine equivalent of
autodikein and George Knight III&nbsp;mentioned that&nbsp;Carney translated a
passage in Lydus, <EM>Magistratibus </EM>to mean "of his own authority" (George
Knight III, "Authentew in Reference to 'Women in 1 Timothy 2:12," New Testament
Studies, vol 30).&nbsp; </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>I'm not certain what the context of this passage is since
Knight did not tell where it was found so I don't know if it used an ablatival
genitive or not.&nbsp; Perhaps someone else is acquainted with this
<DIV><FONT size=2>Michael Abernathy</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>Lock Haven</FONT></DIV>
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