From: Ben Crick (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Apr 01 2000 - 16:23:24 EST
On Fri 31 Mar 2000 (17:27:00), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> 1 Peter 3:7 Ye husbands, in like manner, dwell with your wives
> according to knowledge, giving honor unto the female vessel, as weaker.
My first-year Greek teacher was the late Kenneth Grayston. He used to tell
us that SKEUOS was a general utility word, meaning anything whose name
you couldn't think of or didn't wish to spell out precisely: "It's a
'wotsit', a 'whatchermacallit' or a 'thingummyjig'" he opined. Think of
Chuck Berry's "dingaling" perhaps...
JA Bengel, the "Commentators' Commentator", in his Gnomon Novi Testamenti
says that SKEUOS in 1 Thess 4:4 means /membrum virile/, the penis. Some
say it means 'wife', as in 1 Peter 3:7; but these two occurrences of
SKEUOS only illustrate the general utility nature of the word. My wife
would certainly NOT like to be referred to as a "vessel" for me to "keep".
-- Revd Ben Crick, BA CF <email@example.com> 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK) http://www.cnetwork.co.uk/crick.htm
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