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“Notorious” Passages

Better understand scripture passages often used to limit women’s autonomy and participation in the church.

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible

    Is Male Authority “Implied” in the Bible?

    Bob Edwards

    in Ephesians 5:24, Greek manuscripts of the New Testament frame male authority or the submission of wives to husbands not as command, but…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Church

    Defusing the 1 Timothy 2:12 Bomb: What Does Paul Mean by Authority (Authentein)

    Gail Wallace

    In my recent post on 1 Timothy 2:12, discussion about the word “authentein” (often translated as authority) was especially rich. Here are some…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible

    Defusing the 1 Timothy 2:12 Bomb

    Gail Wallace

    A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[b] she…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Masters and Slaves, Husbands and Wives

    Bob Edwards

    Husband and wives or masters and slaves? Today’s theologians do not continue to justify racial slavery on the basis of Canaan’s curse, yet…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Lost In Translation: A Look at 1 Timothy 2:12-15

    Bob Edwards

    In Lost in Translation, Part 1, Bob showed that some words in the Bible are translated differently when they refer to women as…

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