[B-Greek] Usage of PAIS - addendum

Mark Fairpo 7968 at breathemail.net
Sun Jun 1 19:59:10 EDT 2003

There were a couple of other points I forgot to include. Both Lidell-Scott on Perseus and at-least one other Lexicon/NT Dictionary explicitly state that PAIS in relation to its (metaphorical) social condition as a servant can be male or female. How much weight then has the absence of PAIDISKE (cf. Luke 12:45)?

Vine's Expository states that DOULOS 'became the most common and general word for "servant," as in Matt 8:9, without any idea of bondage.' However, does anyone know any good arguments for seeing (Koine) use of PAIS as a bond-servant?


Mark Fairpo

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