I was honoured to write a guest blog post recently for Michael Bird’s blog “Word from the Bird.” Dr Bird is a prolific author, an ordained Anglican priest, and Academic Dean and Lecturer in New Testament at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia.
In the guest post, I argue that there should be a consensus on the general sense, if not Paul’s precise meaning, of the Greek word authentein which occurs in 1 Timothy 2:12: “I do not allow a woman to teach, or authentein a man; rather, she is to be in quietness.” And I briefly outline three reasons why I believe authentein in 1 Timothy 2:12 refers to self-centred, domineering behaviour.
More articles on authentein in 1 Timothy 2:12 are here.
All my articles on 1 Timothy 2:12 are here.
The papyrus bird is part of the logo of Michael Bird’s blog. Used with permission.
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