Category Archives: Role of Women

1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (From the comments: Slaves who are elders)

Continuing to post material from the comments for the benefit of readers who subscribe only to the main posts. Reader John F posted a comment asking for support for my earlier statement that in early Christianity some elders were slaves … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (Pepperdine Presentations on Role of Women)

[Reposting to add a third presentation.] Randy Elliot’s presentation has, at long last, been posted as a podcast. Randy participated in the discussion here a few days before Pepperdine regarding the interpretation of 1 Cor 14:33b-37, which was the subject … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (Presentations at Pepperdine on the Role of Women)

Randy Elliot’s presentation has, at long last, been posted as a podcast. Randy participated in the discussion here a few days before Pepperdine regarding the interpretation of 1 Cor 14:33b-37, which was the subject of his PBL talk. (It’s number … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (from the comments: The grammar of submission)

Longtime reader Alan (he’s been commenting almost as long as I’ve been blogging) asked, Jay, the apostle Paul wrote through inspiration that the Law requires that a woman be in submission. So I accept that as true. [I agree.] It … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (a discussion of Junia(s) in Rom 16:7 from the comments)

The subseries on 1 Cor 14:33b-37 hasn’t produced the most comments of any series, but I think it’s produced the most interesting discussion. Rather than rehashing well-worn debating points from 100 years ago, the readers have delved deeply into the … Continue reading

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2015 Pepperdine Bible Lectureship iTunes Downloads

I know many readers are interested in listening to the presentations made at the Pepperdine Bible Lectureship just completed. Even if you were fortunate enough to attend, there were so many excellent presentations going on simultaneously, you may want to … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (thoughts from the comments)

Before moving to chapter 15, which is a dramatic change in subject, I thought I’d post some thoughts I wrote in the comments for the benefit of those who don’t read the comments (although everyone really should, as the readers … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (Wrapping Up Some More)

So how do we decide? There are all these theories, and even conservative commentators disagree with each other. How do we test right from wrong? Some would argue from the “clear” language of the passage that we must submit to … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (Wrapping Up)

“Silent” The word used for silence in 1 Tim 2:11-15 is hesuchios, meaning “in quietness” and is much more about demeanor than the actual absence of speech. But in 1 Cor 14:33b-37, Paul uses sigao — a very different word, … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (Sorting through the Greek)

Believe it or not, we’re not done yet sorting through the true meaning of the text. (1Co 14:33b-37 ESV) As in all the churches of the saints,  34 the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not … Continue reading

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