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I agree with Don. Since Eve was made out of the same bone and flesh as Adam, and they were both created in the image of God, and they were both told to “be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground,” (Gen. 1:28) then how can men be superior to women?
ISV 1Co 11:3 Now I want you to realize that the Messiah is the head of every man, and man is the head of the woman, and God is the head of the Messiah. ESV 1Co 11:3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Notice how the ESV translates it differently, probably because of Eph 5. How do I understand it?I think 1 Cor 11:3 is giving a analogy based on forming. That is, the Word forms all humans (that is, God in Christ is our Creator), the woman was formed from the man in Gen 2, and the incarnate Word was formed by God (including the Holy Spirit) in the gospels. Head is being used as an extended metaphor implying "source of".
My guess would be because the first statement is the first event in human history, the creation of 'every human' or humanity.
Quote from: TL on May 01, 2012, 05:38:27 AMMy guess would be because the first statement is the first event in human history, the creation of 'every human' or humanity.It's not the word for "human" in the first clause, but the word for man/husband (versus woman/wife). While it can be used for "person," I think in the context of 1 Cor 11 it means a male person/man. The same word is used in the second clause as well as the rest of the discussion re: head and hair and coverings.
If anēr in 11:3 means every human, then males are not there in contrast to females; it becomes "Christ is the head of every human, humans are the head of women, and God is the head of Christ."
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