[B-Greek] Meaning of OIKOUROS

George F Somsel gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 26 12:18:54 EDT 2010


It is the practice of the list to cite the text.  I assume that you are citing Tit 2.5

5σώφρονας ἁγνὰς οἰκουργοὺςἀγαθάς, ὑποτασσομένας τοῖς ἰδίοις ἀνδράσιν, ἵνα μὴ ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ βλασφημῆται. 
5 SWFRONAS hAGNAS OIKOURGOS AGAQAS hUPOTASSOMENAS TOI IDIOS ANDRASIN, hINA MH hO LOGOS TOU QEOU BLASFHMHTAI.

except that you seem to be using the Byzantine text 

5σωφρονας αγνας οικουρους αγαθας υποτασσομενας τοις ιδιοις ανδρασιν ινα μη ο λογος του θεου βλασφημηται 
5 SWFRONAS AGNAS OIKOUROS AGAQAS UPOTASSOMENAS TOIS IDIOS ANDRASIN INA MH O LOGOS TOU QEOU BLASFHMHTAI.

This is evident since the Byz corrects OOIKOURGOS to OIKOUROS.

BDAG notes that the form with γ G is only found elsewhere in Soranus, a 1-2 nd cent medical author.  
 
  
οἰκουργός, όν(οἶκος, ἔργον; for οἰκουρόςAristoph. et al.; the form w. γis found elsewh. only in Soranusp. 18, 2 v.l.[for οἰκουρός]: οἰκουργὸν καὶ καθέδριον διάγειν βίον) pert.to carrying out household responsibilities,busy at home, carrying out household duties,of women Tit 2:5(cp.Philo, Exsecr. 139 σώφρονας κ. οἰκουροὺς κ. φιλάνδρους; Cass. Dio 56, 3). S. the preceding entry; also Field, Notes, 220–22 and foll.entry.—S. DELGs.v.ἔργονI 2 p. 364. M-M.
 
Arndt, W., Danker, F. W., & Bauer, W. (2000). A Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament and other early Christian literature. (3rd ed.) (700). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
 
Moulton & Milligan also has an entry on this.  Due to the better manuscript tradition and the fact that Soranus, who also has οἰκουργοὺς OIKOURGOUS, is of the same time period I would assume that the form with the γ G is the more original reading.
 george
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Subject: [B-Greek] Meaning of OIKOUROS

What is the basic meaning of the word "OIKOUROS?"

Does it mean: "Keeper of the house" or "worker at home" or something else?


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