Slaves obey lords according to the flesh with fear  and trembling
 The Greek word, phobos, [G5401] translated
as fear in Ephesians 6:5, is used in the New Testament forty-seven times. It is
translated as fear 41 x’s, as terror 3 x’s, as miscellaneous 3 x’s. Not
once is the word translated as “reverence for one’s husband,” not
once is the word translated as “reverence” for anything. Yet the
definition is listed as one of three primary meanings of the word (image
below as seen on the complementarian Blue Letter Bible website).
Students of the Bible are being deceived [by respected
scholars] at the most basic level when researching simple definitions of Greek
and Hebrew words. It is generally acknowledged that, historically, gender bias
in Bible translation has been pervasive, but contemporary
gender-role-religionists [complementarians] continue the vile tradition,
In the definition (see above image), notice that “reverence
for God” is not listed as one of the main definitions of the word. That is
because “reverence” is not a definition of the word, phobos, any where
in the Bible! But when it comes to women and wives, scholars feel free to
manipulate the texts any way that suits them. And they get away with it. This type
of hermeneutical bungee-jumping is systemic. It is practiced
in virtually every seminary and Bible college in America. This is reprehensible
A simple word search reveals that “Reverence for one’s
husband” is not a definition of the Greek word, phobos. And contemporary
scholars and Bible Colleges should be called to account for their deliberately deceptive
perpetuation of gender-biased-role-religionist-theology.
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