1 Timothy 2 vv 11-15

This page will contain research material relevant to the understanding of 1 Timothy 2 vv 11-15.


I have compiled 9 commentaries on these verses, all of them published before 1918, into one file, here. The authors are Bengel (originally 1742), Ellicott (1856), Alford (1865), Fairbairn (1874), Huther (1885), Humphreys (1897), Bernard (1899), Kelly (1913) and Brown (1917).

Edmund K. Simpson,  The Pastoral epistles : the Greek text, [1st ed.] (London: Tyndale Press, 1954) 45-49

Charles K. Barrett, The Pastoral Epistles : In the New English Bible (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963) 53-57

George W. Knight, ‘The Pastoral Epistles : A Commentary on the Greek Text‘ (Grand Rapids, Mich: WBEerdmans ; Carlisle, 1992) 138-49

Philip Towner, The Letters to Timothy and Titus (Grand Rapids, Mich; Cambridge: William BEerdmans PubCo, 2006) 208-39


Douglas Moo, 1 Timothy 2:11-15: Meaning and Significance, Trinity Journal 1 NS (1980) 62-83

Philip Payne, Libertarian Women in Ephesus: A Response to Douglas J. Moo’s Article, “1 Timothy 2:11-15: Meaning and Significance”, Trinity Journal 2 NS, 2 (Fall 1981) 169-97

Douglas Moo, The Interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:11-15: A Rejoinder, Trinity Journal 2 NS, 2 (Fall 1981) 198-222

James Hurley, ‘Women and men in church office‘, Ch.8, Man and Woman in Biblical Perspective : A Study in Role Relationships and Authority (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 1981) 195-233

James G. Sigountos and Myron Shank, ‘Public roles for women in the Pauline church: A reappraisal of the evidence’, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 26/3 (September 1983) 283-95

Wayne Grudem, ‘Prophecy – Yes, but Teaching – No: Paul’s consistent advocacy of women’s participation without governing authority’, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 30/1 (March 1987) 11-23

Gordon P. Hugenberger, ‘Women in Church Office: Hermeneutics or Exegesis? A Survey of Approaches to 1 Tim 2:8-15′, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 35/3 (September 1992) 341-60

Albert Wolters, ‘Review: I Suffer Not a Woman‘, Calvin Theological Journal 29 (1993) 208-13

Linda L. Belleville, ‘Teaching and Usurping Authority: 1 Timothy 2:11-15′, Discovering Biblical Equality : Complementarity without Hierarchy, (ed. Ronald Pierce, Rebecca Groothuis, Gordon Fee: Leicester: Apollos, 2005) 205-33

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