[b-greek] those silent women!

From: Bart Ehrman (behrman@email.unc.edu)
Date: Tue Oct 17 2000 - 09:38:56 EDT

   The author of 1 Clement urges that "women show forth the gentleness of
their tongues through how they speak." There's a textual variant on
"through how they speak" (DIA THS FWNHS), which reads instead "through
their silence" (DIA THS SIGHS). Lightfoot prefers this reading; in fact
he restored it before there was MS evidence supporting it. In his
(*very*) brief discussoin of it he quotes some kind of proverb:


   He doesn't say where this is from. Does anyone know?

-- Bart Ehrman
   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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