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Haustafeln
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A type of text found in ancient Greek literature including the New Testament that described the relationships between different members of the household in the domestic and public life. The category is sometimes referred to by its German name Haustafeln, usually translated “household codes.”
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Haustafeln
Household Codes A type of text found in ancient Greek literature including the New Testament that described the relationships between different members of the household in the domestic and public life. The category is sometimes referred to by its German name Haustafeln, usually translated “household
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Haustafeln
HAUSTAFELN. The German word Haustafeln (“tables of household rules”) is a technical term used to designate lists of duties for members of a household. These lists were widely used in antiquity as part of the moral instruction given to individuals in regard to proper behavior toward the gods, the state,
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Household Codes
household codes (Haustafeln). The designation, dating at least to Martin Luther, of the ethical instructions given to classes of persons in first-century households. This form of ethical instruction was used in *Stoic and Hellenistic Jewish circles. They are also found in several New Testament writings