Husband - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Noun,G435, aner ]
denotes, in general, a man, an adult male" (in contrast to anthropos, which generically denotes "a human being, male or female"); it is used of man in various relations, the context deciding the meaning; it signifies "a husband," e.g., Matthew 1:16, Matthew 1:19; Mark 10:12; Luke 2:36; Luke 16:18; John 4:16-John 4:18; Romans 7:23. See MAN.

[ B-1,Adjective,G5362, philandros ]
primarily, "loving man," signifies "loving a husband," Titus 2:4, in instruction to young wives to love their husbands, lit., "(to be) lovers of their husbands." The word occurs frequently in epitaphs.

[ B-2,Adjective,G5220, hupandros ]
lit., "under (i.e. subject to) a man," married, and therefore, according to Roman law under the legal authority of the husband, occurs in Romans 7:2, "that hath a husband."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words