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1 Corinthians 11 – online articles

March 3, 2009

A Commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 very thorough on structure- with several options presented for understanding Paul’s chiasm

A series of posts on 1 Corinthians 11 by Ruud Vermeij:


“Rethinking the Veil: Another Approach to I Corinthians 11:2-16″ by William P. Welty, M.Div. (click here) This author is also an editor for a new Bible Translation: the ISV………….. (source) an intriguing theory of the meaning of Paul’s apparent contradictions

Head Coverings in 1 Corinthians 11:3-16 In “Redemptive Threads in the Bible” the author explains:

One of the interesting things about the chauvinistic passages in the New Testament is that most of them contain ‘redemptive threads’ that work against the chauvinistic message the apostle is trying to communicate. ..Everyone must ultimately decide for him or herself which redemptive threads in the Bible to pull, and how hard to pull them. I admit I felt a great sense of loss as I watched my evangelical faith entirely unravel before me. And yet I think it would have been a great act of cowardice to shy away from the pulling, and I have found that the redemptive threads themselves are so precious, especially now freed from their association with threads of lesser value, that I would not trade them for the unity that I lost.

I don’t think one has to take the pathway he took- of thinking Paul was “wrong”.  I think there are redemptive ways of reading the passages in question (see the other links) and personally, I think Paul’s Words are very deep and life giving and one robs oneself of great treasure if one chooses to discount them for their complexity.

My own Word Study with liberal links to examine the kalupto/kalypto words in 1 Corinthians 11 and 2 Corinthians 3 is posted here.

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