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Genesis 2 en 3 in 1 Timoteus 2: ’n motivering vir gedrag in die erediens, die gewone lewe of die huwelik?

Douw G. Breed
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 40, No 3 | a353 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v40i3.353 | © 2006 Douw G. Breed | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 July 2006 | Published: 30 July 2006

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Douw G. Breed, Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe en Bybeltale, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa

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Genesis 2 and 3 in 1 Timothy 2: a rationale for conduct in public worship, ordinary life, or marriage?
In his exegesis of 1 Timothy 2:1-12, Breed (2006:247-261) shows that Paul does not give any indications in this text itself of whether the instructions in verses 8-12 were aimed at regulating conduct during public worship, in ordinary life or marriage. Paul supports the instructions he gives in 1 Timothy 2:11-12 in verses 13-15 by referring to Genesis 2 and 3. This article investigates whether there is any indication in Paul’s rationale of the context in which these instructions should be read. The study focuses on Paul’s reference to the order of creation (v. 13), Eve’s temptation (v. 14a), the state of transgression in which woman finds herself and her salvation by giving birth (v. 14b-15). This study concludes that in his references to Genesis 2 and 3, Paul does not give any indications of whether this instructions in 1 Timothy 2:8-15 deals with instructions for public worship, ordinary life or marriage.


1 Timothy 2:13-15; Marriage; Public Worship; Woman


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