Discussion 2B: Importance of Culture


Some have argued that when Paul forbade women from teaching in the church, he was addressing a certain cultural background and did not mean to speak a commandment from God. The same has been said about other requests such as women wearing coverings, having no makeup, and so on.

· Do you think this is a legitimate argument?

· Does the Bible address one culture and not another?

· Can you think of any other examples in the Old or New Testaments?

Stein, Robert H. A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules. Edition: 2. Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. Year: 2011. ISBN: 978080103373

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