Difficult texts:1 Timothy 2.11–15

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1 Timothy 2.11–15 is prevalently misread to sanction blanket dismissal of female teachers
and preachers in the Church. This article reconsiders these verses in light of Paul’s
expressed aims in writing to suggest a reading that takes its Ephesian address fully into
account. In so doing, it offers the most theologically responsible interpretation of verse
15, one of the most troubling and perplexing verses in the biblical canon.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-203
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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