ON 1 TIMOTHY 2: 9-15: WHY STILL INTERPRET ‘IRREDEEMABLE’ BIBLICAL TEXTS?

Maretha M. Jacobs

Abstract


In this article attention is paid to 1 Timothy 2:9-15 within its historical-cultural context and to
the history of interpretation of this passage. In this way the human contexts and reasons for the
nature and immense influence of this passage are exposed. Apart from its patriarchal roots and
of the patriarchal cultures in which this text was interpreted for the greatest part of its
existence, its history of influence closely cohered with the view of the Bible as an authoritative
book and answer book. It is argued that, in order to deal with issues pertaining to women and
other contemporary matters in a more meaningful and humane way, a different view of the
Bible and a different view of our relation to our Christian past is necessary.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/88-0-996

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