FB Live Lecture: Did Paul Forbid Women from Being Church Leaders? 1 Tim 2:8-15 in Context (VIDEO RECORDING)

FB Live Lecture: Did Paul Forbid Women from Being Church Leaders? 1 Tim 2:8-15 in Context (VIDEO RECORDING) June 26, 2020

On June 24, 2020, I gave a FB Live Public Lecture on Women in the New Testament.

“Did Paul Forbid Women from Being Church Leaders? 1 Tim 2:8-15 in Context”

Thank you for all those who attended live and who engaged with great questions!

Please feel free to share this recording with anyone you think would be interested in this subject.

Reading Recommendations 

Resources on Ancient Ephesus

(*) next to top resources

Hooker, Morna D. “Artemis of Ephesus.”  The Journal of Theological Studies 64.1 (2013): 37–46.

LiDonnici, Lynn R. “The Images of Artemis Ephesia and Greco-Roman Worship: A Reconsideration.” Harvard Theological Review 85.4 (1992): 389–411.

*Murphy-O’Connor, Jerome. St. Paul’s Ephesus: Texts and Archaeology. Liturgical Press, 2008.

*Trebilco, Paul. The Early Christians in Ephesus from Paul to Ignatius. Eerdmans, 2007.

Commentaries on 1 Timothy

*Fee, Gordon D. 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus. NIBC/UBNT. Hendrickson/Baker, 1989.

Hutson, Christopher. First and Second Timothy and Titus. Paideia. Baker Academic, 2019.

*Johnson, Luke Timothy. The First and Second Letters to Timothy. Anchor Bible. Doubleday, 2001.

Marshall, I.H. the Pastoral Epistles. ICC. T&T Clark, 1999.

Spencer, Aida. 1 Timothy. New Covenant Commentary. Cascade, 2014.

*Towner, Philip. The Letters to Timothy and Titus. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2006.

Trebilco, Paul. 1 Timothy. Asia Bible Commentary. 2008.

Twomey, Jay. The Pastoral Epistles through the Centuries. Blackwell, 2008.

Key Works addressing Women and 1 Tim 2:8-15

*Belleville, Linda. “Teaching and Usurping Authority: 1 Timothy 2:11-15.” Pages 205-23 in Discovering Biblical Equality. Edited by R. W. Pierce, Rebecca Merrill Groothuis, and Gordon D. Fee. IVP, 2005.

*–. “Exegetical Fallacies in Interpreting 1 Timothy 2:11–15: Evaluating the Text with Contextual, Lexical, Grammatical, and Cultural Information.” Priscilla Papers 17.3 (2003): 3–11.

*–. “Lexical Fallacies in Rendering Αὐθεντει̂ν in 1 Timothy 2:12: BDAG in Light of Greek Literary and Nonliterary Usage.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 29.3 (2019): 317–41.

Fee, Gordon D. “The Great Watershed—Intentionality and Particularity/Eternity: 1 Timothy 2:8-15 as a Test Case,” Crux 26.5 (1990): 31-37.

*Glahn, Sandra. “The First-Century Ephesian Artemis: Ramifications of Her Identity.” Bibliotheca Sacra 172.688 (2015): 450–69.

*———. “The Identity of Artemis in First-Century Ephesus.” Bibliotheca Sacra 172.687 (2015): 316–34.

Hubner, Jamin. “REVISITING THE CLARITY OF SCRIPTURE IN 1 TIMOTHY 2:12.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 59.1 (2016): 99–117.

*———. “Revisiting Αὐθεντέω in 1 Timothy 2:12: What Do the Extant Data Really Show?” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 5.1 (2015): 41–70.

*———. “Translating Αυθεντέω (Authenteō) in 1 Timothy 2:12.” Priscilla Papers 29.2 (2015): 16–26.

Hutson, Christopher Roy. “I Suffer Not a Woman: Rethinking 1 Timothy 2:11-15 in Light of Ancient Evidence.” Restoration Quarterly 39.2 (1997): 124–26.

Huttar, David K. “Αυθεντειν in the Aeschylus Scholium.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 44.4 (2001): 615–25.

Keener, Craig S. “HOW DOES PAUL INTERPRET EVE IN 1 TIMOTHY 2?” Priscilla Papers 11.3 (1997): 11–13.

–. Paul, Women, and Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry in the Letters of Paul. Baker, 1992.

Padgett, Alan. “Wealthy Women at Ephesus: 1 Timothy 2:8-15 in Social Context.” Interpretation 41.1 (1987): 19–31.

–. “The Scholarship of Patriarchy (1 Timothy 2:8-15): A Response to Women in the Church, Eds. Kostenberger, Schreiner & Baldwin.” Priscilla Papers 11.1 (1997): 24–29.

Scholer, David M. “1 Timothy 2:9-15 and the Place of Women in the Church’s Ministry.” Pages 193–224 in Women, Authority and the Bible. Downers Grove, Ill, 1986.

Spencer, Aída Besançon. “Eve at Ephesus.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 17.4 (1974): 215–22.

Towner, Philip H. “Feminist Approaches to the New Testament: With Timothy 2:8-15 as a Test Case.” Jian Dao 7 (1997): 91–111.

Yarbrough, Robert W. “The Hermeneutics of 1 Timothy 2:9-15.” Pages 155–96 in Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of 1 Timothy 2:9-15. Grand Rapids, 1995. 

*Westfall, Cynthia Long. “The Meaning of Αύθεντέω in 1 Timothy 2.12.” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 10 (2014): 138–73.

*–. Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ. Baker, 2016.

*Wolters, Al. “A Semantic Study of authentes and Its Derivatives,” JGRCaJ 1 (2000): 170-171.

*–. “An Early Parallel of authentein in 1 Timothy 2:12,” JETS 54.4 (2011); 673-684.

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