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Bibil Identifier bibil:214471
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) 1 Corinthians 11:2–16 Once Again
Author Murphy-O'Connor, Jerome
Collection Keys to First Corinthians
Year (Reference) 1988
Language English
Pages 159-181 Pages
Genre Reprint
Notes Première parution dans: CBQ 50 (1988), p. 265-274.
Postscript: p. 167-181.
Abstract This chapter responds to J. Delobel's critique of the thesis developed in ch. 10. His objections and positive observations prompted the clarification and simplification of a number of important points. He showed convincingly that v. 10 can only be translated ‘a woman must exercise control over her head’, i.e. must dress her hair properly. Given the subjectivity of the interpretations of ‘because of the angels’ based on the assumption that they are heavenly beings, it is suggested that Paul has in mind human ‘messengers’ from other churches. The Postscript devotes particular attention to the pros and cons of the proposed meanings of kephalê ‘head,’ ‘ruler,’ ‘source,’ and ‘person’ in various contexts in this passage, while also dealing in detail with the archaeological and literary evidence for sartorial customs in Corinth.
DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.0011
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 11,2-11,16
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