The Women of Ephesus

I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. – 1 Timothy 2:11-12 ESV

1 Timothy 2:8-15 is one of the most controversial passages in the New Testament but is Paul simply expressing ancient, patriarchal culture that sought to suppress women? In the video below Dr. Gary Hoag explains how ancient context illuminates this passage of Scripture for us in rather surprising ways.

Dr. Hoag’s full dissertation is Wealth in Ancient Ephesus and the First Letter to Timothy. and for a concise review of his work you can go here.

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