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1 Timothy 2:12

Adam was created first, and this means . . .

March 3rd, 2017

Does the Genesis story that Adam was created first mean that men have a greater authority than women? The concept of primogeniture does have a place in the community of Jesus’ followers, but not in the way that some suggest it does. Continue reading»

The Anonymous Man and Woman in 1 Timothy 2:11-15

February 4th, 2017

In this article, I look at the language of 1 Timothy 2:12 and discuss the possibility that this verse concerns an anonymous couple in the Ephesian church, rather than men and women more generally. Continue reading»

1 Timothy 2:13: Another reason 1 Timothy 2:12 is not as clear as it seems

August 6th, 2016

Is 1 Timothy 2:13 “For Adam was formed first and the Eve” a reason for the prohibition in 1 Timothy 2:12? Does the created order really disqualify women from teaching and leading men? Continue reading»

6 reasons 1 Timothy 2:12 is not as clear as it seems

August 3rd, 2016

Taking 1 Timothy 2:12 at face value, with no understanding of the Greek or the verse’s context, can lead to a flawed interpretation. This post looks at six factors which must be considered when interpreting 1 Timothy 2:12. Continue reading»

1 Timothy 2:12, the created order, and Bible men who were guided by godly women

May 4th, 2016

Does the created order of man first, woman second, signify a timeless principle that only men can teach and have authority. Is the created order the reason for the prohibition in 1 Timothy 2:12? Continue reading»

Chastity, Salvation, and 1 Timothy 2:15

January 27th, 2016

Are Christian and gnostic-like teachings which emphasise celibacy behind Paul’s statement in 1 Timothy 2:15? What does “she will be saved through childbearing” mean? Continue reading»

Why 1 Timothy 2:12 and 1 Corinthians 14:34 are not universal regulations

December 22nd, 2015

One reason I believe 1 Timothy 2:12 and 1 Corinthians 14:34 were ad hoc regulations addressing local problems is because of a particular word found in both verses. Continue reading»

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