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  • 1. A WOMANS SILENCE

2. A Womans Silence If there is anything they [women] desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church (1 Cor 14:35, ESV). 3. What does Paul mean here? 4. A Womans Silence We must not forget how the term speak is used in this context. 5. A Womans Silence We must not forget how the term speak is used in this context. Speak means to address the congregation with divine authority. 6. A Womans Silence We must not forget how the term speak is used in this context. Speak means to address the congregation with divine authority. If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret (v 27, ESV). 7. A Womans Silence We must not forget how the term speak is used in this context. Speak means to address the congregation with divine authority. If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret (v 27, ESV). Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said (v 29, ESV). 8. A Womans Silence We must not forget how the term speak is used in this context. Speak means to address the congregation with divine authority. If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret (v 27, ESV). Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said (v 29, ESV). Speak has nothing to do with uttering a soundit has to do with addressing the congregation with a word from God. 9. A Womans Silence We must not forget how the term speak is used in this context. Speak means to address the congregation with divine authority. If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret (v 27, ESV). Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said (v 29, ESV). Speak has nothing to do with uttering a soundit has to do with addressing the congregation with a word from God. Notice that the reason women are to ask their husband at home is because it is shameful for a woman to speak for God in the assembly. 10. A Womans Silence We must not forget how the term speak is used in this context. We also cannot ignore the way the term word learn is used in this context. 11. A Womans Silence We must not forget how the term speak is used in this context. We also cannot ignore the way the term word learn is used in this context. Learn means to gain an insight from a prophet. 12. A Womans Silence We must not forget how the term speak is used in this context. We also cannot ignore the way the term word learn is used in this context. Learn means to gain an insight from a prophet. You can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged (v 31, ESV). 13. A Womans Silence Paul elevates women to a new position in Christianity. 14. A Womans Silence Paul elevates women to a new position in Christianity. In Pauls day, women were considered too stupid to be taught. 15. A Womans Silence Paul elevates women to a new position in Christianity. In Pauls day, women were considered too stupid to be taught. A rabbi said, Let the words of the Law be burned rather than committed to a woman. 16. A Womans Silence Women are to ask their husbands at home. 17. A Womans Silence Women are to ask their husbands at home. What if a woman desires to learn something but has no husband? 18. A Womans Silence Women are to ask their husbands at home. What if a woman desires to learn something but has no husband? The Greek may or may not mean husband. 19. A Womans Silence Women are to ask their husbands at home. What if a woman desires to learn something but has no husband? The Greek may or may not mean husband. Greek has no separate word for husband & man. 20. A Womans Silence Women are to ask their husbands at home. What if a woman desires to learn something but has no husband? The Greek may or may not mean husband. Greek has no separate word for husband & man. Context has to determine the meaning. 21. A Womans Silence Women are to ask their husbands at home. What if a woman desires to learn something but has no husband? The Greek may or may not mean husband. Greek has no separate word for husband & man. Context has to determine the meaning. Here, the context isnt much help, because this is the only occurrence of this term in the passage. 22. A Womans Silence Women are to ask their husbands at home. What if a woman desires to learn something but has no husband? The Greek may or may not mean husband. Greek has no separate word for husband & man. Context has to determine the meaning. Here, the context isnt much help, because this is the only occurrence of this term in the passage. The Greek simply means their own men. 23. A Womans Silence Women are to ask their husbands at home. What if a woman desires to learn something but has no husband? The Greek may or may not mean husband. Greek has no separate word for husband & man. Context has to determine the meaning. Here, the context isnt much help, because this is the only occurrence of this term in the passage. The Greek simply means their own men. This would then include fathers, brothers, sons, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, etc. 24. What does Paul mean that the women are to ask their own husbands at home? 25. A Womans Silence The only other occurrence of learn in this passage has to do with hearing from a prophet. 26. A Womans Silence The only other occurrence of learn in this passage has to do with hearing from a prophet. The cultural context helps us know exactly what Paul meant. 27. A Womans Silence The only other occurrence of learn in this passage has to do with hearing from a prophet. The cultural context helps us know exactly what Paul meant. Not far from Corinth was Delphi where the famous oraclepart of the worship of Apollowas located. 28. A Womans Silence The only other occurrence of learn in this passage has to do with hearing from a prophet. The cultural context helps us know exactly what Paul meant. Not far from Corinth was Delphi where the famous oraclepart of the worship of Apollowas located. Apollo was the main deity in Corinth. 29. A Womans Silence The only other occurrence of learn in this passage has to do with hearing from a prophet. The cultural context helps us know exactly what Paul meant. Not far from Corinth was Delphi where the famous oraclepart of the worship of Apollowas located. Delphi had a female priestess known as the Pythia. 30. A Womans Silence The only other occurrence of learn in this passage has to do with hearing from a prophet. The cultural context helps us know exactly what Paul meant. Not far from Corinth was Delphi where the famous oraclepart of the worship of Apollowas located. Delphi had a female priestess known as the Pythia. People would ask the Pythia questions & she would answer in ecstatic utterances that were then interpreted by her male servants. 31. A Womans Silence The only other occurrence of learn in this passage has to do with hearing from a prophet. The cultural context helps us know exactly what Paul meant. Not far from Corinth was Delphi where the famous oraclepart of the worship of Apollowas located. Delphi had a female priestess known as the Pythia. People would ask the Pythia questions & she would answer in ecstatic utterances that were then interpreted by her male servants. The questions were often quite personal in nature. 32. A Womans Silence The only other occurrence of learn in this passage has to do with hearing from a prophet. The cultural context helps us know exactly what Paul meant. Not far from Corinth was Delphi where the famous oraclepart of the worship of Apollowas located. Delphi had a female priestess known as the Pythia.Because many of the Corinthian Christians were former pagans, they would certainly have been quite familiar with Delphi. 33. A Womans Silence It seems quite probable, therefore, that many of the Corinthians thought of tongue speaking & prophecy in the assembly in terms of the Pythia & Delphi. 34. A Womans Silence It seems quite probable, therefore, that many of the Corinthians thought of tongue speaking & prophecy in the assembly in terms of the Pythia & Delphi. It is also quite likelywith the emphasis on everything being done decently & in orderthat the women who were asking questions were causing quite a disturbance in the assembly. 35. A Womans Silence It is also quite possible that the prophets would regularly question one another after a prophet was done speaking. 36. A Womans Silence It is also quite possible that the prophets would regularly question one another after a prophet was done speaking. Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said (v 29, ESV). 37. A Womans Silence It is also quite possible that the prophets would regularly question one another after a prophet was done speaking. Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said (v 29, ESV). If thats the case, Paul is prohibiting this type of speaking. 38. A Womans Silence It is also quite possible that the prophets would regularly question one another after a prophet was done speaking. Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said (v 29, ESV). If thats the case, Paul is prohibiting this type of speaking. The women under consideration would then be prophetesses who were questioning the utterances of other prophets. 39. A Womans Silence It is also quite possible that the prophets would regularly question one another after a prophet was done speaking. Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said (v 29, ESV). If thats the case, Paul is pro