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Cross-referencing the rest of the New Testament finds didaskein used mainly to describe the teaching of Jesus (Mark 4:1, 6:2, 6:34, and 8:31) and the apostles in Acts. Followers often referred to Jesus as Rabbi or Teacher, which was a position of respect & authority in a Jewish Rabbinical culture, so to teach a man was akin to exercising (or usurping) ...


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In 1 Tim. 4:10, the Greek text states, εἰς τοῦτο γὰρ καὶ κοπιῶμεν καὶ ὀνειδιζόμεθα, ὅτι ἠλπίκαμεν ἐπὶ θεῷ ζῶντι ὅς ἐστιν σωτὴρ πάντων ἀνθρώπων μάλιστα πιστῶν TR, 1550 which may be translated as, because for this reason we both suffer and endure reproach, since we trust the living God, who is the savior of all men, especially faithful. On the ...


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There may be some light in the expansive examination at https://www.gci.org/church/ministry/women10, including a wealth of scholarly references that provide further reading. A few paragraphs particularly addressing this issue are: Hurley writes: “Women were certainly free to speak in the Pauline churches (1 Cor. 11). Paul is speaking only of teaching ...


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ISTM that the main way this Jewish practice has been appropriated is in the "ordination of elders" which is an inappropriate (unscriptural) commandeering: in Judaism, elders are not "ordained" but rather are the alpha males of the various families as in other Semitic cultures: Gen_50:7 And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all ...



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