Re: 1 Timothy 2:12

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (
Date: Mon Oct 18 1999 - 19:35:03 EDT

<x-flowed>At 08:03 18/10/99 -0500, Steven Craig Miller wrote:
>Andreas J. Kostenberg read a paper at the 1992 AAR-SBL Annual Meeting in
>San Francisco (S153) entitled: "Syntactical Parallels to 1 Timothy 2:12 in
>Extrabiblical Greek Literature." Does anyone have the "Abstracts" for that
>meeting, and was the basic argument for his paper presented in the
>"Abstracts"? I still have his handout from that meeting, but unfortunately
>his handout doesn't summarize his argument (nor did I think to write it
>down). I remember at that time being quite impressed with his argument
>(and thinking it important for understanding 1 Tim 2:12), but now I'm kind
>of vague on the details. If someone could help me out here, I would
>appreciate it.

The Biblical Vision Regarding
                 Women's Ordination
                 By the Rev'd Dr Rodney A. Whitacre

published on:

here is footnote 19:
"The meaning of the word authenteo
                 is highly debated. For the interpretation
                 given see Andrew C. Perriman, "What
                 Eve Did, What Women Shouldn't Do:
                 The Meaning of authenteo in 1 Timothy
                 2:12," Tyndale Bulletin 44.1 (1993):
                 129-142. Perriman's findings should be
                 supplemented by those of Andreas J.
                 Kostenberger in "Syntactical Parallels to
                 1 Timothy 2:12 in Extrabiblical Greek
                 Literature," a paper delivered at the
                 Society of Biblical Literature in
                 November, 1992. He found that when
                 two infinitives are in the particular
                 construction found here, they both refer
                 to something positive or both to
                 something negative. Since to teach is
                 always positive in Paul, authentein is
                 also positive. It therefore means
                 something like exercise authority over,
                 not a negative notion like domineer."

Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]

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