Is Timothy 2:12 talking about a specific women or all women?
Timothy 2:9 I want women to adorn themselve with proper clothing.
2:10 as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
2:11 a women must quietly receive instruction with entire submissionness.
2:12 but I do not allow a women to teach or exercise authority over a man but to remain quiet
2:15 but women will be preserved through bearing.
Do anyone else notice the switch from plural in 9 and 10 to singler in 11 and 12 and back to plural in 15. Paul switch his focus from Women to A Women.
To me it sounds like he was directing this passage to a particular women. A women who was teaching false doctrine saying eve was made before adam and women have authority over a women.thats why paul stated adam was made first and eve was the one who was tricked. He was more correcting the teaching then trying to say men have authority over wimen.he also say a women dont have authority over a man sounding like he was directing that to Timothy himself and who have been writing letters to paul possibly talking about this women.
- Ernest SLv 75 months agoFavorite Answer
He is quite obviously addressing the women in the church.
- PubliusLv 75 months ago
You're sharp, and very observant, but I think it's directed at all women. They're not supposed to interrupt services with questions or gossip (neither are men), and they shouldn't try to take control of congregations, for now, anyway.
- A Yahoo UserLv 75 months ago
Either all women
or: specifically Christian women.
Given the context
I would say that Paul is instructing Timothy (the pastor of a church) regarding what Timothy should be expecting from members of his church, especially while they are in attendance at the church.
- Red FoxLv 65 months ago
Paul is referring to all women in the Christian community.
Discussing about tenses in translations is useless. Refer always to the original Greek text, which makes perfect sense and is crystal clear in this regard.
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- MichaelLv 65 months ago
JEHOVAH GOD created Adam first, then Eve. Before Eve’s creation, Adam gained experience in living. During this time, Jehovah gave him certain instructions. (Genesis 2:15-20) Serving as God’s spokesman, Adam was to transmit these to his wife. Logically, then, he would take the lead in all matters involving worship.Source(s): Man and Woman—A Dignified Role for Each https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2007041#h=1:0-...
- 5 months ago
I think I'm looking at two two different translations with the variation on words and in your translation you are debating over ideas and words that don't exist.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety
- Anonymous5 months ago
The Lord is talking about all women. There is no such thing as a "woman pastor". All "women pastors" are against Jesus Christ and hate the truth
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- 5 months ago
No I do not think so, he is talking about women in general. IF it was "a" it would say WOMAN not women.