In 1 Tim 2:12, how does αὐθεντεῖν (αὐθεντεω) differ from the more commonly used ἐξουσιάζω?

1 2 Timothy Titus Pastoral Epistles Paul

By Susan SBLGNT:

διδάσκειν δὲ γυναικὶ οὐκ ἐπιτρέπω, οὐδὲ αὐθεντεῖν ἀνδρός, ἀλλ’ εἶναι ἐν ἡσυχίᾳ.

From what I can tell, this is the only use of any form of this word (often translated “to exercise authority”) in the NT. In contrast, ἐξουσιάζω (similarly translated) shows up 3 times as a verb (twice …read more

Weekend Roundup

By Todd Bolen Brian Peterson reports on the third and final week of excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir. The discoveries included a third scarab. Bible History Daily posts a report on current excavations at Ashkelon. Arsonists destroyed two storerooms filled with antiquities excavated at Tel Kishon in the Jezreel Valley. Luke …read more

Hope Project

By Gavin R December 2014 marked 200 years of Christianity in New Zealand and the various churches got together to buy television advertising and launch print resources – specifically two booklets delivered a few months apart – into every letterbox in the country. The endeavour was called Hope Project.These religious bodies included most …read more

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