Re: 1 Timothy 2:12

Date: Tue Oct 19 1999 - 01:07:20 EDT

In a message dated 10/18/99 6:37:19 PM, writes:

<< 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."

The book, Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of 1 Timothy 2:9-15, ed.
Andreas J. Köstenberger, Thomas R. Schreiner, and H. Scott Baldwin (Grand
Rapids: Baker, 1995) contains this essay, along with a thorough study of
AUQENTEW by Baldwin (I think). Schreiner does an extensive dialogue with the
scholarship over the different views of the passage. You may not agree with
their conclusions, but is a very thoughtful study.

By the way, I think it is possible that the OUDE is epexegetical. This use
may be found in Rom 2:28; 3:10; 1 Cor 5:1; 15:50. While some may argue that
none of these examples coordinate two infinitives, there are examples outside
the NT where OUDE seems to have an epexegetical sense when coordinating two
infinitives: Isa 42:24; Ezek 44:13; DanTh 5:8; Pol. Hist.; Jos. Ant
. 6.20.3-5.

Charles Powell

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