Household Codes
Household Code
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Household Codes
HOUSEHOLD CODES. From the German Haustafeln, a word used by scholars to designate certain biblical texts that outline the duties and responsibilities associated with the proper or ideal management of private affairs. Significant advances have been made in understanding the form and function of these
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Households and household codesAmong the metaphors Paul drew upon to describe the church, that of the “household” is certainly one of the most important. Not unrelated is his interest in conduct and relationships proper to that institution and his use of the striking pattern of instruction known as the
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Household Codes
Household CodesNT writers adopted a number of conventional literary devices to aid them in the teaching of ethics. One significant device of this sort is referred to by scholars as a household code. This term is a translation of the German term Haustafel (“house table”), which Martin Luther originally
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
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Household Code
household code. This term (also German Haustafel, “house table,” pl. Haustafeln) refers to a set of behavioral standards for members of an extended family. The term is applied to lists of various kinds found in Greco-Roman literature and to several NT passages, especially Eph. 5:21–6:9 and Col. 3:18–4:1.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
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