The book of Esther is a story designed to echo Israel’s literary history to encourage and inspire national hope for a good future. It is a tale of deliverance, and the influences of other Biblical deliverance narratives, such as Joseph, Moses and the Judges, naturally imprint the organization of Esther’s rhythm as the reader cycles… Read More Esther’s Historical Background
1 Timothy is a letter written to help Timothy navigate the mixed-up, idolatrous ideas that were wreaking havoc on the faith of the Christians in Ephesus. Read more about these problems in this article. In 1 Timothy 2:9-15, Paul placed extreme limitations on the women in the Ephesian church, because the women were especially causing… Read More Artemis worship instigated the restrictions of 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Prayer directed to the one true God should be marked with peace and propriety, unlike prayer to idols.… Read More The Problem with Prayer in 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Women in the early church were naturally a part of its leadership because the home was their sphere of influence. … Read More The Women’s World of the House Church
Put in its historical and contextual setting, Paul’s instructions for Christian women in 1 Timothy 2:8-15 reveal God’s desire to see movement from deceptive controversy to unified doctrine.… Read More The Ephesian Context of 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Recently, my daughter was reading through a certain New Testament book that I knew was going to get her all hot and bothered. I knew that if my little feminist read that letter to a particular young man, she would only see the words written at the end of the second chapter, lose her temper,… Read More A young feminist reads 1 Timothy
The commandment to rest leveled the social constructs that humans feel compelled to enforce around the worship of God.… Read More Sabbath was equal rest.