Ted Mann theomann at
Sat Aug 11 12:14:58 EDT 2001


How do Bailey, Boswell & Scroggs reach their conclusions?  (It seems to me
that this should be considered a legitimate b-Greek issue until evidence of
antagonism appears.)


Dr. Theodore H. Mann
theomann at
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Crane" <JoeCrane at>
To: "Biblical Greek" <b-greek at>
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2001 9:57 AM
Subject: [b-greek] Re: ARSENKOITOS

> > [I respond]
> > What BAGD are you getting this from?  My BAG (4th edition) defines it "a
> > male homosexual, pederast, sodomite".
> I apologize about the poor definition I gave.  I was simply trying to note
> that all of my research lead to the ARSENKOITOS being translated as "male
> homosexual, pederast, sodomite;" however, their is a group of scholars
> (mainly DS Bailey, J Boswell, & R Scroggs) who translate/have translated
> this word as "abusive homosexual partners, the effeminate call-boy,
> male-prostitutes, pederasty" or other such "non-standard" reditions.  I
> only able to find works about them or about what they believed ARSENKOITOS
> to be, and never what they actually wrote or believed.  That's what I
> from the other side.
> >>(And at this point, I think we've strayed so far from the Greek that
> not profitable or even permissable to discuss it any >>further on the
> Let me reiterate what I said in the original posting.  I am not trying to
> get into the theology of whether homosexuality is right or wrong.  I am
> simply trying to open up the reasons for the alternative definitions.
> Joe Crane
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