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Why Only Men Wrote The Bible

Why did only MEN write the books in the Bible?

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The man is the stronger vessel whom was made after God's shape, and the woman is the weaker vessel which was made for the companion of man. God chose man to bear his message to his offspring, and he chose 12 men to be the heads of the 12 tribes of Israel, and he chose 12 disciples to spread his gospel message throughout the world. Would you prefer that God trust Adam's wife to share his holy word with the man's offspring?
---Eloy on 2/17/12

The Bible has a human bias that is not perfect. The only thing to prove it is the word of God is the Biblical writings itself. There is nothing else.

Personally, this shows how unintelligent men were at the time. There are so many problems with the Bible. I am a man and I believe the bible is just a representation of something those people were trying to communicate, but also a guide for what they thought was a perfect society. To get credibility, the writers claimed it was from God so people would follow it.

The bible did not create God. So many rely on it to run their lives when it is only an interpretation of what humans were seeing. What they really saw NOBODY will ever know while still alive. It's all theory and faith.
---Jason_Varner on 2/15/12


I am not sure about actually write it themselves since most women could not read or write back then BUT, to believe that women had no contribution to the scriptures is rediculous and false.
By the way, there are a few books that were written by women that did not make it into the canonized Bible that we read today. Those very books were rejected because they were written by a woman.
I also really believe that books like Ruth and Esther may have been written partially by them, but that is speculation on my part.
---miche3754 on 6/20/10

Miche3754 --- Wow! You are the first person I've ever heard who who believed some scripture might have been written by women! Is there some documentation to back this up?
I agree that men would probably not be inclined to write about strong women such as Deborah and others.

However, I believe it was not until sometime in the early 1800's that British women could publish under their own names, rather than a male psuedonymn.
Maybe a similar cultural proscription existed when the Bible was written.
---Donna66 on 6/19/10


Thats a false question.
Not only men wrote the Bible. Where did you get that information from?

If it were up to the men who put together the Bible, any story about women, except for Eve, would have been left out.
MEN AND WOMEN contributed to the bible.
Just like there were female prophets, women helped write the Bible. Surely you can't think only men contributed information about God and Christ (both OT and NT)?
Thats just simply NOT truth.
---miche3754 on 6/19/10


Not one of us would understand what it is to be complete-without Him.

Again-bless you brother.
---char on 6/19/10

Of course I have my own ideas why, but if I give a honest answer as to why I believe only men were used to write the Bible the women on this blog and perhaps the women of the world, would offer a reward for my head.
---mima on 6/19/10

Interesting-Without women the men wouldn't have been here to write one word.
---char on 6/17/10

A sensitive subject and you nailed it part. But, then without men neither would there be women.
Who came first the chicken or the egg?
In our case the Rooster.

GOD built honor GOD.
GOD took a rib from man and built woman. Wisdom in Honor is only given/seen where order of honor is understood.
I honor my mother for bearing/nurturing me. My Father for the same things as yourself and masculine things you wouldn't, that are by birth/order for GOD's order.
---Trav on 6/19/10

Again, great question Pamela and you see how we always fall back into fleshly interpretations of God's will as importance and gender worth.
Robyn is right there are many questions that will not be answered and the creature has no right to ask anything of the creator.
Still think about God's diversity that we struggle to grasp?
Dinosaurs and the age of the earth, why Giants, the strange discriptions of Seraphim and Cherabim, why the western hemisphere which has such great military and financial influence played no role in the beginning of the church, no role in the writing of the gospel, nor has any role at the end. Many questions.
---larry on 6/18/10

Eve wasn't even named "Eve" until after the fall, if that tells you anything. It was Adam, in his fallen state, who named her differently than God in an effort to remove the identity that had been stripped from him. In the image of God created He them, not him.
---Linda on 6/18/10

// women and men are NOT the same specimen. Women are something totally different
Man was made in God's image and he walked and talked and communed with The Almighty...woman was made much later and from different elements than man.

Not the same speciman? Totally different?
Made from different elements than man?

Wasn't Eve created from Adam's rib?
And Adam said of her (Gen 2:23) This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man
Gen 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living..

Gen 3:8 And THEY [both] heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day:
---Donna on 6/18/10

Pamela: In all due respect to you. There are some things in life we will never understand. Questions can go on and on...forever. We do not truly know why God chose men to write the bible. Why did God choose women to birth babies?Why do we have to work? Why did we have to be born to this world? Why do we even have to be born again? My point: we can come up with so many questions, day after day. Questions that cannot be answered,truthfully. We have to settle at some point.
I will have to make another post. That bothers me about this blog. Why can't we have more space to write? You see what I mean---those darn questions,again! They never end...
---Robyn on 6/18/10

(cont)To Pamela: Men wrote the bible because God chose them. They were reliable,God fearing men, fllled with the holy spirit. God chose to speak through them and reveal certain things to them. They were use by God,so to speak. God uses who He wants. Women were also chosen to do certain things. We are not lesser creatures than men just different. I learned that lesson years ago.Glad I did. I don't have to feel less or be less because I am female. I am valuable to God,regardless, of what I do and who I am. God have and can use me. I am unique in Christ. So are you. Love you..God bless you
---Robyn on 6/18/10

Peter3594-- Thanks for, once again, being fair minded.
---Donna66 on 6/18/10

Donna66: I am happy you are explaining the things so many others of us forget, like the women prophets in the OT

I have no reason to think God thinks of men as in any way higher than women.....

For some reason that I do not know, there is a majority of male writers

Do we need to mind that? I think not

---peter3594 on 6/18/10

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Yes, women bring a host of things to the table and have contributed greatly to humanity since our original parents walked in the Garden.

Having said that, women and men are NOT the same specimen. Women are something totally different and their God-given purpose is completely different than man's.

Man was made in God's image and he walked and talked and communed with The Almighty...woman was made much later and from different elements than man. She was made to help him and is his glory.

It was Eve who was seduced by Satan and it was the daughters of Eve who were seduced by the Nephilim (fallen ones) and through these shameful unions much wickedness entered the world.
---Higgins on 6/18/10

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Higgins --- Can you show that women of that day COULD write well enough? The "profund" reason God didn't choose them... don't tell me because of Eve...

Women could not follow Jesus as men did. But they sat at his feet to learn and gave him food and shelter. Remember Mary and Martha?
Oh yes, and they propesied too, remember
A number of women became followers of Paul, including Lydia.
(Acts 17:4) And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas, and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
Act 16:13 And on the sabbath we went out a river side, where prayer was wont to be made, ...and spake unto the women which resorted thither.
---Donna66 on 6/17/10

Interesting-Without women the men wouldn't have been here to write one word.
---char on 6/17/10

Pamela, whatever the reason why the majority of ghe writers were men is not ours to question.

BUT - it doe snot mean that men are any better at understanding God

Angels did not write any of the books, but they (those who went with the two who did not sin) are above humanity

Who wrote it is not important

WHO inspred it is the important part
---peter3594 on 6/17/10

"It is obvious that The Almighty chose not to utilize women as His disciples, apostles, bishops, writers, prophets, and so on and so forth"

Is it?
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/16/10

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I can assure you that if The Almighty wanted to use women to preach, teach or write Holy Scripture...He would have. It is obvious that The Almighty chose not to utilize women as His disciples, apostles, bishops, writers, prophets, and so on and so forth.

There is a profound reason for this and it is not because most women did not know how to read or write in those days. If you want to walk down that road please consider Moses. He had a speaking disorder and was of old age. Surely, The Almighty could have chosen someone that was a good public speaker and of nimble footage. The bottom line is that The Almighty has His reasons for doing things and He cannot be wrong.
---Higgins on 6/16/10

Amen Larry-
In agreement.

//The neat thing about God is that he doesn't have to explain or justify anything. He just IS.//
larry on 6/12/10
---char on 6/16/10

While the authors of the biblical books were all men, there were some old testament "prophets" (ones though whome God spoke) that were women. They were: Miriam, Deborah and Huldah. Part of it I think too was that the majority of women during OT/ NT times could not read or write. True, God could have worked with this, but still.
---Jessica on 6/15/10

jerry6593, until you get saved, you will believe and say whatever you desire...or dream, or envision, or etc...
---Eloy on 6/15/10

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Because God is a God of order. Pagans confuse rank with order and simply pronounce God as sexist and stomp off.

God is "he" because life starts with the male and God is the progenitor. God assigned men to spiritual leadership and the few that obeyed got it done.
Spiritual leadership is a daunting task and should not be sought unless you are assigned to do so. Men are assigned this duty Pamela and most of us shrink and fail horribly.

The neat thing about God is that he doesn't have to explain or justify anything. He just IS.
---larry on 6/12/10

Gen 1:27-28,31 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth...And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Mar 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
Exo 20:11a For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day...
---micha9344 on 6/12/10

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

On the Sixth day God made man. Sometime later The Almighty made woman.... Man was given authority over woman and dominion over all the animals of the earth.

Woman is the "weaker vessel", according to God's Word, and was easily corrupted by Satan in the Garden. We can be sure that Satan tried over the years to tempt Adam, to no avail, but Satan found something sufficiently lacking in Eve whereby she made an easy target.

We also have learned in the New Testament that women are not to speak in church nor does The Almighty commission women to be preachers or teachers of men. Again, the New Testament tells us that man was made for God's glory and woman was made for man's.
---Higgins on 6/12/10

Donna66 ... Yes, I am sure you are right about this!
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/11/10

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Could it also have been that most women were not educated as the men? We certainly read ABOUT women who were great in their own right (Esther, Deborah) but would they have had the ability to write their own stories? Would they have been educated enough to write accounts of any Bible events? I think it is doubtful.
---Donna66 on 6/10/10

This fact has to do with the position of women as compared to the position of men. Women will find this next statement very disagreeable but the fact is true, women are help mates to men, not to be placed in authority above man. For example no woman should be a Supreme Court justice or judge of any kind in any court in the United States. I am what is known as a male chauvinist pig. But pig or not I still feel that this is a correct understanding.---mima

Like I say, anyone can find anything they want to justify any thought or belief using their 'god', 'religion', and 'scripture'.

Mima can justify being a pig...

Should we take back women's right to vote too?
---atheist on 6/8/10

My best answer ( without scripture) Is that it has to do with authority.

One other thing I know is that after the angel told Mary that she would have a baby, all other communication came through Joseph, Mary's husband.

So God does respect authority.

1 Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

1 Timothy 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman [is] the man, and the head of Christ [is] God.
---Francis on 6/8/10

Candide: So you are saying the Bible is not true?
---Peter3594 on 6/8/10

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Candide: Did Voltaire the atheist give you that rot, or have you been just tilting at windmills?

Eloy: God did not dictate the scriptures. He gave dreams, visions, etc. so that thoughts were transmitted and the writers put them in their own words. The one section that is God's exact words is the Ten Commandments, because He wrote them with His own finger. I guess He didn't trust a man with something so important.
---jerry6593 on 6/8/10

Because God dictated his words to them to write.
---Eloy on 6/7/10

Actually, it was a woman, the Prophetess Huldah, who recognized the authentic text of the Torah.

You can read about this in II Kings 22 and II Chronicles 34.
---Cluny on 6/6/10

When the Jews first wrote the Bible, they had God creating man and woman at the same time as would be expected. The woman in the original version was named Lilith. But when Jewish women started questioning why their fathers could sell them to the highest bidder or trade them for land of use them to pay off debts when clearly they were made out of the same dust as Adam so were completely equal to man. The Jews rewrote the story and made Eve out of a rib so she could never be equal again, made her cursed and responsible for all the sins of the world.
---Candide on 6/3/10

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This fact has to do with the position of women as compared to the position of men. Women will find this next statement very disagreeable but the fact is true, women are help mates to men, not to be placed in authority above man. For example no woman should be a Supreme Court justice or judge of any kind in any court in the United States. I am what is known as a male chauvinist pig. But pig or not I still feel that this is a correct understanding.
---mima on 3/16/08

Because God wanted it that way. He made the choice and so it was.
---Robyn on 5/22/07

It is a chauvenistic world we live in unfortunately...There is no male or female in Christ but man wants to play the dominate role over women...Anotherword the man wants the woman to be submissive and if she is not they paint her black. It has really gotten out of hand. Men like these are not of the Lord but workers of iniquity
---anonymous on 5/22/07

Frivolously, perhaps they were too busy making the tea aand keeping the man fed.
More seriously, maybe they were making sure the men got it all written down correctly
Perhaps even they did write some of it. What is there to say they did not?
But most likely, they did not in those days have the education
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/22/07

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Women were'nt normally educated in biblical times. A Jew would know & understand Jewish Laws, thought, writings, etc.

Most non-Jews disliked & looked down on them seeking their destruction.

How could gentiles, write about things they knew little or nothing about?

Enter Rabbi Saul of Tarsus, "for such a time as this" [Acts 9:1-25], whose writings connected the New/Old Testament/Coventant. "to the Jew FIRST, THEN the gentiles (non-Jews)" [Rom.11:1-12,13-*21,22-36]!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 12/28/06

Once saved always saved is not so much a doctrine about the gospel as it is about a strong separation between grace and law. Some kind of "new covenant" grace only understanding. It may be far less binding than obedience to the interpretors of the law and their authority. Those guys have got a real slave plan, almost impossible to escape.
---jhonny on 12/28/06

The Holy Scriptures were written in the Middle East in ancient Hebrew from the 36th century B.C. According to the Scripture, the 1st man Adam was created in 4194 B.C.; and in the 7th generation in 3507 B.C. I believe that Henoch began to record the Scriptures when he walked with God, then he was raptured by God 300 years later. It is logical that Adam gave the firsthand Genesis history to the 7th generation, which was Henoch in 3507 B.C. And the Scriptures were used since the time of Moses in 1525 B.C.
---Eloy on 12/27/06

I just re-read my post on literacy in Israel during Jesus' time (12/27; but did a handful of them) and my last sentence: "Jesus (nor any of his disciples, no doubt) had to rely on some 'special miracle' in order to read from Scripture; even though most came from poor families!" technically (by use of those parentheses) implies Jesus 'had to rely' when I should have written: "Jesus did not (nor any of his...)... have to rely..."; sorry about that.
---danie9374 on 12/27/06

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Danie. Yes. The natural course of history, the circumstances, even the cause. Some like to see miraculum phenomena to the rejection of natural histroical events.
God identifies himself as father, a patrimony. In contradiction to God's natural intent, the human race most of the time throughout history has chosen goddess worship. This was the condition in historical Babylon and we have a babylon today. The bible compensates for this tendancy.
---jhonny on 12/27/06

I must revise my: "some MEN wouldn't know either" statement (in post [1]) to: "many [nay, _most_] MEN wouldn't know either" since I did apply those words to EVERYONE in the world! I can't even guess what the percentages may have been, but definitely FAR far less women could read/write world-wide than men. Among those whom God chose to write for Him, for example: We often see Paul's circle of friends and missionaries as letter readers and writers; since Paul obviously got replies back!
---danie9374 on 12/27/06

-1- Amy9384: You said, "Some of our NT books are penned by someone other than the one who said the words because they were men who could not write." PLEASE quote your Scripture (or some other) references as to how you KNOW that. The ONLY Biblical ref. I find of an actual NT 'amanuensis' is: "I Tertius who write this letter" (Romans 16:22). But from other NT letters, you can't even suggest the Apostle Paul didn't know HOW to write. [Cont.]
---danie9374 on 12/27/06

-2- In 2 Thess. 3:17 we have: "I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter; this is the way I write." Also cf. Galatians 6:11 ("See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand."), Philemon 1:19, etc. Furthermore, having been raised in Tarsus, I'm sure he didn't have a problem knowing Greek, before becoming a Pharisee! So why the comment in Romans 16:22? [Cont.]
---danie9374 on 12/27/06

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-3- Paul may have suffered from some inury (or possibly sickness) that simply kept him from writing such a long letter; perhaps some of his other letters were dictated as well, thus the reason he wanted some to know it was for sure him writing certain personal letters (Philemon, e.g.). Having a secretary, does not make one illiterate!
---danie9374 on 12/27/06

Let me add something further about literacy in Israel: Using ISBE article 'Writing' as my resource, the Jews actually had a law (and I assume it applied to males only) establishing public school education; no doubt, so they could read Scripture! It's said there were 480 synogogues in Jerusalem alone (around Paul's time); each with its own school. Jesus (nor any of his disciples, no doubt) had to rely on some 'special miracle' in order to read from Scripture; even though most came from poor families!
---danie9374 on 12/27/06

Man was made first in God's likeness, and he was given communication and words, and later the alphabet and writing was given to man in order to record the works of God: like God's interactions, and the names of plants, and of animals, etc., and to pass them down to the progeny that would come after.
---Eloy on 12/26/06

[3] Although I'd never deny the power of God unto salvation; in spite all the demonic opposition to the Gospel, I often read how God USED the natural course of HISTORY and still works WITH whatever CIRCUMSTANACES exist (or is even the Cause behind them) in order to reveal His truths. He does not have to use countless stupendous miracles (such as 'the plagues' in Egypt) in order to do His work. The NT was composed, e.g., at a time when MOST people understood [cont.]
---danie9374 on 12/26/06

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[4] the language it was spread across the world in (Greek); even many prominent WOMEN. So, putting all those thoughts (and others I left unmentioned) together, I see the fact that men wrote Scripture as just another of many events in which "we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28).
---danie9374 on 12/26/06

[1] Pamela: There appear to be some extremely opposing views on this topic! First, I pray you and others truly seek what conforms to God's Truth; not persuaded by emotional words nor ideas treating Scripture as 'relative' or 'changable' according to the whims of society's rules! There are many facts to take into account from the posts we've seen below: Few women would even KNOW HOW to write (or read) then. Some MEN wouldn't know either, but among Jews, I'd guess a much higher percentage [cont.]
---danie9374 on 12/26/06

[2] would be literate compared to all Gentiles! I would never 'donwplay' those Scriptures which speak of assigning roles of teaching, leadership, etc. to men, but hopefully I can give you a clue as to why God used them in writing about the New Covenant to the world: UNTIL a person was filled with the Spirit and could accept all that verses such as Galatians 3:28 taught, how many 'LOST MEN' (and WOMEN too!) would even get a chance to read a book by a WOMAN? [Cont.]
---danie9374 on 12/26/06

To tell you the truth I dont really care. I dont care who God chose to write it as long as we have it. I dont question why God chose the ones he chose. HE OBVIOUSLY HAD A PLAN. It seems to be working.
---craige on 12/25/06

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Why did only MEN write the books in the Bible? Because they believed that women were inferior to them and believe themsleves to be superior. Which is chauvenistic. Male and female he created them in the image of God. Why did Adam sacrifice his wife to the devil? Why have women suffered so horribly under the tyranny or man?
---Tonne on 12/23/06

Bless you, Andy! :) You're a breath of fresh air! :) Mary
---Mary on 12/23/06

Although the bible was written by men there are plenty of Godly women written about in the bible(Ruth to name but one). God sees us all as equal both men and women and does not love one more than the other.
---Andy on 8/28/06

In the days of old, only men are allowed to deal with learning. Women are just relegated to cooking, household duties and making babies! Women are just "secondary" citizens in a man's world!
---Lingling on 7/15/06

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Note that Heb 7 says "a change of law" v. 12, not an elimination of law.

Gal 3:21-29 It explains obeying law did not make us Children of God, faith does. Thus, the law was the vehicle to show our need for Christ, not the vehicle of salvation.

The Children no longer need the vehicle to show our need for Christ, but the principles of law are now embedded in our hearts by the indwelling Holy Spirit (Love).

Those having the Spirit will love God & obey His Law (commandments).
---a_servant on 7/11/06

Christians are ALWAYS under God's Law. The new covenant never abrogated God's Law, nor our duty to obey.

Eze 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes . . .

Jer 31:33 . . . I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Mt 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Jn 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
---a_servant on 7/11/06

God consistently has men in authority relay His messages to His people: Kings, Prophets, Apostles. In fact, God using a man as His messenger is one way He uses to establish that man's authority.

The Bible is no different.

God used men because they are in authority. It has nothing to do with "the times".
---a_servant on 7/11/06

2 Tim 3:16 All (not some or part) scripture is given by inspiration of God . . .

"Inspiration" = God breathed (Strongs #2315).
It is no accident that God chose men to pen the Bible. He makes no mistakes. But all thought behind Scripture is God's. No thought of man forms the Bible.

God operates often when men think it is them operating.
---a_servant on 7/11/06

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1 Chr 10:4 . . . So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
13 So Saul died for his transgression . . . asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it ;
14 And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him . . .

Saul thought he killed himself, but the Lord did.

Ex 4:21 . . . I will harden his heart . . .
7:3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart . . .

Pharoah thought he was making decisions, but it was God.

Surely, God can cause men to pen the Bible.
---a_servant on 7/11/06

It had everything to do with the historical status of women in the ancient world not on their abilities. It was rare for women to be educated so that they could read and write. they were considered as the chattel property of their fathers or husbands. Thank goodness that has all changed in western society. Women can and should be able to serve in any capacity in including liturgically. Many are excellent Christian authors and ministers. We have finally be able to overcome a lot of ignorance and bigotry.
---notlaw99 on 7/11/06

Please do not take the text out of the context when blogging. It can really damage people's understanding.
---Amy9384 on 7/10/06

1 Corinthians 11 verse 16
If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practicenor do the churches of God.
---Amy9384 on 7/10/06

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1Cor 11:11-16 In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God. Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.
---Amy9384 on 7/10/06

Did you know that women were shaving their heads and cutting their hair in defiance to their husbands? They were in a state of rebellion to them. It was a disgrace then. It is not a disgrace here and now to have short hair or to go without a hat!
---Amy9384 on 7/10/06

To: mima and a_servant
Read all of Galatians 3...and verses 23-29 explain about freedom from the old law we were once held to. We are free from the old law because Jesus came. It says you cannot legislate righteousness... it is impossible.

Galatians 3:28 says, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."
---Amy9384 on 7/10/06

>>women are help mates <<

There is no such term as either "helpmate" or "helpmeet".

This is caused by a misreading of Genesis 2:18 where "help" is the noun and "meet" is an adjective meaning "proper, suitiable, appropriate," in Tudor English and modifying the noun "help".
---Jack on 7/10/06

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It's merely accidental that the writers of the Bible were just men.

Don't forget, however, it was a woman, the prophetess Huldah, who was consulted to determine the authentic text of the Torah.
---Jack on 7/10/06

First, my answer to your question. Most people were illiterate. Only men were sent to school. So it is logical that men are the official authors. There were special classes and still are...for men who copied scriptures. It was and is a job too. Some of our NT books are penned by someone other than the one who said the words because they were men who could not write.
---Amy9384 on 7/10/06

1 Cor 11:3 . . . the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

1Tim 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
---a_servant on 7/10/06

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