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Origen on 1 Corinthians 14.33-35 (part 1: the Montanists)

by Andrew Chapman


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Philip Payne ended his 2008 New Testament Studies article, ‘1 Tim 2.12 and the Use of ουδε to Combine Two Elements to Express a Single Idea’, with the remarkable claim that 1 Timothy 2.12 ‘simply prohibits women from assuming for themselves authority to teach men.’ In an update, ‘Οὐδὲ Combining Two Elements to Convey a Single…

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Planet deception (ἐκ πλάνῃ in 1 Thessalonians 2 v 3)

by Andrew Chapman


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In my last post ‘Philip Payne, οὐδέ, and Galatians 1 vv 16-17’ I gave one example of how Philip Payne supports his thesis that Paul ‘typically uses οὐδέ to convey a single idea’. His purpose appears to be to prove that: διδάσκειν δὲ γυναικὶ οὐκ ἐπιτρέπω, οὐδὲ αὐθεντεῖν ἀνδρός.. [1 Timothy 2 v 12a] does…

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Philip Payne, οὐδέ, and Galatians 1 vv 16-17

by Andrew Chapman


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In a paper presented to the Evangelical Theological Society in 1986, and entitled ‘οὐδέ in 1 Timothy 2:12’, Philip Payne argued for a novel understanding of the meaning and force of οὐδέ in that text of scripture. A revised version of the paper was published in the Journal of New Testament Studies in 2008. As…

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The meaning of οὐδέ in 1 Timothy 2:12

by Andrew Chapman


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‘I do not permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be in quietness,’ the scripture says (1 Timothy 2:12), but now many are pretending that Paul was prohibiting only a certain type of teaching by women. Thus, in his Grove Booklet, ‘Women and Authority: The key biblical texts,’…

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‘But what about..?’

by Andrew Chapman


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    When I challenge fellow believers about their acquiescence in the current prevalent practice in evangelical churches of allowing women to preach and teach in the pulpit and to serve as pastors and elders over the flock, contrary to the clear instruction of holy scripture, the most common single response is along the lines…

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Faith and repentance

by Andrew Chapman


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The proximity of the Women Bishops legislation forces us to consider our response to this impending development, and makes us fear that it is already too late to avert what is proclaimed on all sides to be inevitable. But for a conservative Christian who knows that the appointment of women bishops in the Church of…