Aug
2017

The Greek word “doule”

Limited to Lk. 1:38, 48Lk. 1:38, 48
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

38 And Mary said, Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. 48 For he hath looked upon the low estate of his handmaid: For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

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; Acts 2:18Acts 2:18
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

18 Yea and on my servants and on my handmaidens in those days Will I pour forth of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.

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, the Greek noun “doule” meant “bondwoman,” “female slave,” “bondmaid.”  This word described women who were in subjection to others, either voluntarily or involuntarily.