[B-Greek] Present Tense
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Mon Jul 9 06:16:03 EDT 2007
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DIDASKEIN DE GUNAIKI OUK EPITREPW OUDE AUQENTEIN ANDROS ALL EINAI EN HSUXIA
(1 Tim. 2:12).
The Koine words that are in question (in view of the greater context of the
passage) are DIDASKEIN and AUQENTEIN. Some expositors claim that since these
verbs are in the "present, active, infinitive," it should be deduced that
Paul is speaking about continual regularity in regard to teaching and
leading; as opposed to individual, finite instances of teaching or
exercising authority. Thus, it should be deduced that Paul was referring to
the question of who would hold positional authority to instruct and lead (
i.e., the congregational pastor), and that he was not referring to isolated
instances where a woman could theoretically find herself teaching or
exercising authority over a man, perhaps as a lay-leader of sorts.
Contextually and linguistically speaking, is this conclusion valid?
A man's pride will bring him low,
but a humble spirit will obtain honor.
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