(email exchange with Zane Hodges, 2006)
| Hi Zane, Here is a brief question: In many churches throughout the world they advocate a head-covering for women to be worn during the worship service. [This is usually based on 1 Cor. 11:1-16.]. Is this a Biblical concept?*
Thanks for your help - and have a great weekend. Bill |
It's a mistake, I think. Women are not allowed to speak in the church meeting (1 Cor. 14:34-35) which they would need to do to pray (audibly) or prophesy. Thus 11:2-16 refers to situations OUTSIDE the church meeting, as is confirmed by vss. 17-18 where consideration of the meeting begins.
Have a good week,