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RBL review of Claire S. Smith, Pauline Communities As ‘Scholastic Communities’: A Study of the Vocabulary of ‘Teaching’ in 1 Corinthians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus

At the Review of Biblical Literature, Steve Walton has positively reviewed Claire Smith’s book on the vocabulary of “teaching” in 1 Corinthians and the Pastoral Epistles.

Claire S. Smith, Pauline Communities As ‘Scholastic Communities’: A Study of the Vocabulary of ‘Teaching’ in 1 Corinthians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus

Themelios has just published an excellent summary review of Claire Smith’s detailed (500 page+!) monograph on the vocabulary of “teaching” in 1 Corinthians and the Pastoral Epistles.…

Book – Women, sermons and the Bible: Essays interacting with John Dickson’s “Hearing Her Voice”

In late December 2012, John Dickson published an eBook in which he presented a novel proposal concerning the Greek term normally translated “teach” (didaskō) in 1 Timothy 2:12. I have had an opportunity to contribute to a book in which various authors interact in depth with Dickson’s proposal, and find it wanting on multiple fronts.

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