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“The conclusion suggested here is that Paul says women may not authoritatively teach the gospel to men (possibly overseers) in the public assembly of the church.” (Page 126)
“Prayer, therefore, is not the topic of this paragraph but rather the stage upon which Paul bases his teaching on the topic of salvation. Prayer is the context, salvation the content.” (Page 76)
“It seems therefore that Paul is prohibiting two separate events: teaching and acting in authority. The relationship that exists between the two is that of a principle and a specific application of that principle (cf. Spicq, 1:379–80; Moo, Trinity Journal 1  67–68; Saucy, ‘Negative Case,’ 278). In conclusion: Paul does not want women to be in positions of authority in the church; teaching is one way in which authority is exercised in the church. This agrees with the same pattern noted in vv 9–10; the principles of modesty and dress appropriate to one’s character find specific application in the proper adornment of hair. It may be added as a hermeneutical observation that the specificity of the application does not relegate the principle to the halls of cultural relativity.” (Page 130)
“The translation ‘one-woman man’ maintains the emphasis on ‘one’ and carries over what seems to be Paul’s emphasis on faithfulness. The quotation marks highlight the unusualness of the phrase, but the expression is not to be understood as a twentieth-century idiom.” (Page 173)
“The point is that all prayers, of all types, should be for all people.” (Page 79)
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