[b-greek] 1 Cor. 5:1b

From: Ted Mann (theomann@earthlink.net)
Date: Sat Oct 27 2001 - 12:00:35 EDT

Greetings friends.
I have been reading Metzger's "The New Testament: Its Background, Growth and
Content," and I came across the following statement (p226)regarding 1 Cor.
5: "Turning to the moral abuses in Corinth, Paul deals with a case of
incest where a man married his stepmother." I have been unable to find any
reason to conclude that "..hWSTE GUNAIKA TINA TOU PATROS ECEIN" implies
marriage, but I thought I'd ask if the phrase can mean this. Also, although
this has nothing to do with Greek, if a Jew in NT times married his
stepmother (assuming his father had died), would that have constituted

Many thanks.

Dr. Theodore H. Mann

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