An examination of 1 Timothy 2:11-15, the NT passage often used to support the establishment of a gender-based hierarchy.
In the 1st century, in spite of stringent restrictions on women in society, Christians found ways for women to pray and prophesy in their community.
Jesus pushes against the typical prejudices and practices of his time. And in this regard, Jesus’ interactions with women stand out within his culture.
Often the Bible’s teaching is complex, subtle, and even ambiguous — for longtime believers as well as for new believers.