Jesus Challenges "Male Scribes Only" Policy

 Jesus Friend of Women: Challenges "Male Scribes Only" Policy

Matthew 13:52 ...all scribes instructed in the Kingdom of Heaven are similar to those oikodespotēs  [home rulers] who bring forth out of their treasures new and old

[1] In comparing scribes to householders [oikodespotēs], using a word translated from a Greek noun that literally means “home ruler” (oiko=home & despotēs=ruler), Jesus challenged the idea that only men could be trained as scribes. 

The term, oikodespotēs, is not limited to males only. In 1 Timothy 5:14, The word oikodespoteō (the same word as oikodespotēs, only in verb form) is used of women, where they are commanded to be “home rulers.” Though the word oikodespotēs is classified as a masculine noun, usage shows it to be a neuter noun.  
-- Excerpt from the Hungry Hearts Online Bible Commentary HHBC

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