1 Tim 6.2: Who does the loving?

From: Wayne Leman (wleman@mcn.net)
Date: Sun Mar 05 2000 - 18:13:02 EST

<x-charset iso-8859-1>The Greek says the slave masters are AGAPHTOI "beloved". English versions
and commentators are split on who the agent of this loving might be (e.g.
God or the slaves themselves, or, presumably the community of believers, or
maybe "all of the above"). Is there *any* clue in the form of the Greek
adjective, perhaps from parallel usage of AGAPHTOI elsewhere, or from the
immediate context here? Or is this simply one of those places where, since
the Greek has an unspecified agent, we can only speculate as to its


Wayne Leman
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