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In Church or at Home? What is 1 Timothy 2:8-15 Really About?

In Church or at Home? What is 1 Timothy 2:8-15 Really About?: Cynthia Long Westfall by CBE International

1 Timothy 2:8-15 is the primary verse that has been used to exclude women from teaching and leadership in the church. However, a careful examination of the passage in its context shows that it is most likely addressing false teaching and myths about marriage and childbirth that were spreading from house to house. As in 1 Corinthians 11:34, Paul wants women to be taught at home, as he corrects behavior and content, and answers a central concern of all women historically: How do we deal with maternal mortality?

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