1 Tim. 2:12, meaning of AUQENTEIN

Ilvgrammta at aol.com Ilvgrammta at aol.com
Sun Aug 13 15:21:54 EDT 2000

In a message dated 00-08-12 22:50:09 EDT, bwpowers at eagles.com.au writes:

<< But, as can be clearly seen from the Greek, both GUNH and 
 ANHR are in fact SINGULAR not plural. The correct rendering is, "I do not 
 allow a GUNH ... [AUQENTEIN] an ANHR." Pointing this out is not nitpicking: 
 this goes to the very heart of seeking to understand the meaning of the 
 verse. It is NOT giving a generalization about women in general and men in 
 general, but speaking of the relationship of one woman and one man.>>

Dear Ward,

If Paul's statement in 1 Tim. 2:12 is not talking about men and women in 
general, why do you think he employed the 3rd pl. aorist active subjunctive 
form of MENW in 1 Tim. 2:15? Why did he switch from focusing on "she" to 
focusing in on more than one woman?


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