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Bibil Identifier bibil:207932
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Ehe als Sanatorium Plutarchs
Author Becker, Matthias
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 52, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language German
Pages 241-266 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study examines the relevance of Plutarch's Conjugal Precepts for the interpretation of the Pastoral Epistles' view on marriage with special regard to 1 Tim 2:9-15. By comparing the two texts the author concludes that not only do they share a conservative marriage-ethos, which can be detected in their approval of female subordination, but they more importantly share the belief that marriage acts as a kind of sanatorium within which the wife is made free from her so-called vitium feminae. According to Plutarch, marriage helps women to be freed from a lack of logos that supposedly characterizes their nature. In the Pastoral Epistles the healing function of marriage is directed toward the Satanic deception that every woman supposedly suffers from as a result of Eve's transgression. Through marriage the vitium feminae is transformed into the salus uxoris.
DOI 10.1163/156853610X511666
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Plutarch
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Marriage
Pericopes 1 Timothy 2,9-2,15
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