Thursday, 7 April 2011

Lifestyles of Lexicographers V

Moulton and Milligan's Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament was published between 1908 and 1930 in various forms. As such, it is a product, in part, of the "roaring Twenties" and it shows.

Sir W.M. Ramsay... suggests the analogy of Cicero's barbartuli juvenes... young swells with neatly and fashionably trimmed beards. The γυναικάρια of 2 Tim. 3^6 would then be society ladies, borne by capricies in various directions and full of ideal curiosity. The word is found in Epictetus iv.1 86 τῶν καλῶν γυναικαρίων...

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