Tuesday, February 1, 2022

What Law Silences Women in the Assembly?

By Maria Merola 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, April 2010 

To summarize in a “nutshell,” the Corinthian men wrote a letter to Shaul (Paul), and they quoted a passage from the Jewish Talmud, citing:

“Let your women keep silence in the assemblies: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also says the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the assembly ” (1st Corinthians 14:34-35). 

What Shaul (Paul) says in the next verses are often ignored! 

1st Qorinthiym (Corinthians) 14:36 What? Came the word of Elohiym out from you? Or came it unto you only? 

1st Qorinthiym (Corinthians) 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of YHWH. 

*Explanation: in verse 37, Paul is making a distinction between the commandments of YaHuWaH, verses the Talmud! 

More proof that he is not in agreement with the Talmudic silencing of women! 

1st Corinthians 14:38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 

Did you see Paul's response to the men that quoted from the Jewish Talmud, about how it is shameful for a woman to speak? 

He is REBUKING THEM, and calling them IGNORANT in verse 36-38! 

Did you know that 1st Corinthians 14:34-35 had quotation marks around it, in the Greek Textus Receptus? 

But the English Translators removed the quotation marks, making it appear that it was Shaul (Paul) quoting from the Talmud! Shaul (Paul) objected to the Talmudic law of silencing women! 

That's why he said in verse 36: “What? Did the word of Elohiym come only to you?” He was referring to the men! 

Proof that Paul was not in harmony with the Talmudic silencing of women is found in other passages: 

Acts 2:18 And on my servants and ON MY HANDMAIDENS, I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and THEY SHALL PROPHESY...

*Explanation: the Greek word for “prophesy,” is “propheteuo,” and it means “TO SPEAK UNDER DIVINE INSPIRATION, TO TEACH, TO PREACH!” 

1st Corinthians 11:5 But every WOMAN THAT PRAYS OR PROPHESIES with her head uncovered dishonours her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 

*Explanation: a woman's head uncovered is a Euphemism for not being under her father's or husband's authority. Paul went on to say that the woman's Yah-given hair is her ”covering” (1st Corinthians 11:15). 

Philippians 4:2 I beseech Euodias [a female disciple], and beseech Syntyche [a female disciple], that they be of the same mind in YHWH. 

Philippians 4:3 And I intreat you also, true yokefellow, HELP THOSE WOMEN WHICH LABOURED WITH ME IN THE GOSPEL, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life. 

To learn more please see this blog: Does the Mosaic Law Silence Women in the Assembly?

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