Is “Husband of One Wife” in 1 Timothy 3:2 Gender-Specific?

The question posed by the title of this study may seem so straightforward as to be answered quite easily, without the need of a detailed examination. Unless we would redefine these commonly accepted terms so that a “husband” may be female and a wife may be male, most readers of the Bible would naturally answer the question in the affirmative.

January 30, 2020