I'm looking for commentaries/publications regarding use of word 'γυναικα' in 1 Tim 3:11.

I need commentaries, which would cover following concepts:

  1. γυναικα - the wife [of a Deacon]
  2. γυναικα - a woman [in general]
  3. γυναικα - a woman [Deacon]
  • Is this what you are looking for? biblehub.com/interlinear/1_timothy/3-11.htm and biblehub.com/commentaries/1_timothy/3-11.htm and biblehub.com/greek/1135.htm
    – Dottard
    Commented Mar 19, 2023 at 18:59
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    – Dottard
    Commented Mar 19, 2023 at 19:03
  • Just as 'man' in Greek may be a single man or a husband, so γυναῖκας is a woman or a wife. Paul uses the wording διακονον (female deacon) in referring to Phoebe in Romans 16:1. If the woman's husband is not stated, there would be no way of knowing if she is the wife of a deacon or the wife of a brother in the church.
    – Nigel J
    Commented Mar 19, 2023 at 20:50

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Wives or Deaconesses? (γυνή in 1 Tim 3:11)


  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – agarza
    Commented Mar 20, 2023 at 13:17

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