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Bibil Identifier bibil:211805
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Long Hair as a Glory and as a Covering
Title (English, ) Removing an Ambiguity from 1 Cor 11:15
Author Massey, Preston T.
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 53, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 52-72 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study addresses the issue of v. 15 in 1 Cor 11:2-16 from the perspective of a veiling custom. If veiling is in view (the position adopted here), then how does one confront the difficulty of reconciling the overall context with the exceptional statement in v. 15 that long hair for a woman is a glory. If, as the text argues, long hair is to be taken as a “glory,” by what logic could a woman understand that she should place a veil upon her head? This article provides a way out of the dilemma by showing how a veil can serve the double function of reflecting the hair's beauty while at the same time preserving a symbol of female modesty.
DOI 10.1163/004810010X12590258025980
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Woman
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Hairdressing
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 11,15
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