Women In The Bible
ARE WOMEN TREATED FAIRLY IN THE BIBLE? ARE THEY RESPECTED AND HONORED?
THE REASON BEHIND PAINS OF DELIVERY
God said to Eve when she tempted Adam, “I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing, in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband and he shall rule over you. [Genesis 3:16]
MENSES IN THE BIBLE
When a woman has a discharge of blood which in her regular discharge from her body, she shall be apart seven days. And whosoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening. And every thing that she lies upon in her separation shall be unclean. Every thing also that she sits upon shall be unclean. And whosoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening. And whosoever touches anything that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.
And if it be on her bed, or any thing whereon she sits when he touches it: he shall be unclean until the evening. And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him: he shall be unclean seven days, and all the bed whereon she lies shall be unclean.
And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation: All the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation, she shall be unclean. Every bed whereon she lies all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her separation, and whatsoever she sits upon shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation.
And whosoever touches those things shall be unclean and shall wash his clothes and bathes himself in water, and he be unclean until the evening. But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean. And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest to the door of the meeting tent. [Leviticus 15:19]
POSTPARTUM IN THE BIBLE
If a woman conceives, and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days. But if she bears a female child then she shall be unclean two weeks. [Leviticus 12:2]
AFTER AN INTERCOURSE
If a man has an emission of semen, he shall bathe his whole body in water, and be unclean until the evening. Every garment and every skin on which the semen comes shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the evening. [Leviticus 15:16]
If a man lies with a woman and has an emission of semen both of them shall bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening. [Leviticus 15:18]
WOMAN’S VEIL IN THE BIBLE
But any woman who prays and prophecies with her head unveiled dishonors her head – it is the same as if her head were shaven, for if a woman will not veil herself then she should cut off her hair. But if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil. Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? [1 Corinthians 11:5]
WOMAN IS NOT THE GLORY OF GOD
For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man, for man was not made for woman, but woman from man, neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. [1 Corinthians 11:7]
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. [1 Timothy 2:11-14]
SILENCE IN CHURCHES
The woman should keep silence in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says. If there is any thing they desire to know let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. [1 Corinthians 14:34]
WOMAN FOR THE MAN
But every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch, as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.” [1 Corinthians 11:5-10]
MARRIAGE BY FORCE !!
If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead shall not be married outside of the family to a stranger; her husband’s brother shall go into her, and take her as his wife. [Deuteronomy 25:5]
WHAT IF HE REFUSES?
And if the man does not wish to take his brother’s wife then his brother’s wife shall go up to the gate of the elders, and say, “My husband’s brother refuses to perpetuate his brother’s name in Israel. Then the elders of his city shall call him.
And if he persists then his brother’s wife shall go up to him in the presence of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot, and spit in his face; and shall answer and say: “So it shall be done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.” And the name of his house shall be called in Israel the house of him that had his sandal pulled off. [Deuteronomy 25:7]