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clear.gif - 808 Bytes Just wondering if you could point me to any additional information on "stole" and "katastole". Doesn't seem to be much available.

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clear.gif - 808 Bytes You are correct - there isn't much information available. I have loaned out the book that originally got me thinking about this, so I can't even send you that way.

 According to Strong's the word "stole" means "equipment, i.e. (specially), a "stole" or long-fitting gown (as a mark of dignity):--long clothing (garment), (long) robe." "Kata" has numerous definitions, but the first line of the definition says "a primary particle; (prepositionally) down". Thus, to break the word down into it's component parts, it is a "down robe", which sound to me like a flowing garment (robe) that comes down.

 In Acts 19:35-36 (only use in NT) the word "katastello" is translated "appeased" and "quiet", which would seem to go with the idea of modesty in behavior. And, I Timothy 2 is obviously speaking of the totality of a woman's character and not just her clothing. However, I Timothy 2:9 is the only place in the Scriptures that this word occurs, and since God used a word that has a specific etymology, and the context of the verse certainly applies to clothing, I believe it is safe to define it as a flowing garment that comes down.

 Sorry that I can't give you more than that.

 May the Lord bless you as you seek to honor Him.

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