Partner with StudyLight.org as God uses us to make a difference for those displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine.Click to donate today!
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
child´bâr -ing : Only in 1 Timothy 2:15 : "She shall be saved through her (m "the") child-bearing" ( διὰ τῆς τεκνογονίας , diá tḗs teknogonı́as ). The reference is to the calling of woman as wife and mother, as her ordinary lot in life, and to the anxieties, pains and perils of maternity, as the culmination and representation of the penalties woman has incurred because of the Fall (Genesis 3:16 ). "She shall be saved by keeping faithfully and simply to her allotted sphere as wife and mother" (Dummelow). The preposition dia is not used here instrumentally, as though child-bearing were a means of her salvation, but locally, as in 1 Corinthians 3:15 , "saved so as through fire," where life is saved by rushing through the flames. The explanation by reference to the incarnation, with an appeal to Galatians 4:4 , favored by Ellicott and others, seems very mechanical.
These files are public domain and were generously provided by the folks at WordSearch Software.
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Child-Bearing'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/c/child-bearing.html. 1915.