The Meaning of “The Husband of One Wife” in 1 Timothy 3:2
This paper explores the eight main interpretations of the phrase “husband of one wife” found in 1 Timothy 3:2 as it pertains to elders and deacons. These views are surveyed in order from least to most persuasive. The strengths and weaknesses of each approach are examined. A conclusion is then reached regarding which interpretation is best supported by the biblical data.
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