Quick Facts

  • Pronunciation: kä-lo-dē-dä’-skä-los
  • Strongs Concordance: #G2567
    • teaching that which is good, a teacher of goodness
  • Appears 1 time in 1 verse in the New Testament
  • Common translations
    • “teaching what is good” (1x)

Where and how kalodidaskalos is used in the New Testament

  1. Titus 2:3 NASB – “3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,”

My observations and perspective

Teaching here is the described as being the domain of the older women in the local church. Firstly, this stands out to me in contrast with the idea that women can’t teach. Secondly, it shows me that if one is dogmatic that teaching is the domain of leaders, than those who teach must be leaders, and therefore, any instructions for women to teach what is good is an implied approval of women leaders.

To be clear, I don’t believe that is what is being taught here. I think the writer is simply exhorting the older women to pass along good things to others. Nothing about this is about authority in the local church.


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