Abstract

Puzzling as it is, the statement of 1 Tim 2:15, "Women will be saved through childbearing," is a significant passage regarding the issue of women's God-ordained roles. After an initial survey of the passage's history of interpretation, the essay is devoted to a detailed investigation of the phrase σωθήσεται διὰ τῆς τεκνογονίας. Subsequently, the present passage is interpreted in light of a major but thus far overlooked theme found in 1 Timothy. The article concludes with a brief discussion of some implications for the contemporary church and culture.

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