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  1. I was looking at your material on Ephesians 5, and I was also looking at : “MDR: The passive-voice argument”.

    Please re-consider your interpretation of the passages where “wife” and “submit” occur together. In every instance except one, the hupotasso verbs are in the passive voice!

    See husband is head of wife…THEREFORE:

  2. Charis,

    In v. 22, the verb is borrowed from 5:21, which is a present passive or middle participle. “Submitting yourselves” in 21 sounds very middle to my ear.

    In v. 24, “is subject to” is present indicative middle.

    I get my tenses from Zodhiates.

    I’ve looked at your website. I’m not sure we really disagree as to the outcome. I’m no advocate for paternalism.

  3. […] is a man who understands the implications of PASSIVE voice!  He also has published a book online (Buried Talents–on the role of women) which includes a chapter about Ephesians 5 (Ephesians 5–Mutual […]

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