Titus 1:6 and Children

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Mon Jan 14 14:01:58 EST 2002


At 12:27 PM -0500 1/14/02, Paul, Doug wrote:
>In Titus 1:6 are found some of the qualifications for being an elder.  It
>says:
>
>EI TIS ESTIN ANEGKLHTOS MIAS GUNAIKOS ANHR TEKNA ECWN PISTA MH EN KATHGORIA
>ASWTIAS H ANUPOTAKTA.
>
>The phrase TEKNA ECWN PISTA has been translated to mean "children that are
>believers".  Since PISTA is the adjective PISTOS could the translation mean
>"children that are trustworthy"?

Yes; actually there's a whole range of possible senses, including
"faithful, trustworthy, believing (in Christian doctrine), etc.

The little glossary by B.Newman accompanying the UBS4 offers this range:

PISTOS, H. ON faithful, trustworthy, reliable; believing (often believer,
Christian; hO EK PERITOMHS. Jewish Christian Ac 10:45); sure, true,
unfailing (TA P. sure promises or blessings Ac 13:34).
-- 

Carl W. Conrad
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