The Meaning of “Women Must Learn in Quietness and Submission”


In 1 Timothy 2:11, Paul writes Timothy, “A woman must learn in quietness and submission.” Paul also instructs women on how to dress and what to avoid. Is this just another expression of ancient, patriarchal culture that sought to suppress women? What might this cryptic text mean, and how does it relate to the historical situation of the people he was writing? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Gary Hoag explains how ancient context illuminates this passage of Scripture for us, and the result will surprise you.

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Dr. Gary G. Hoag has been encouraging Christian generosity for more than 20 years, serving in leadership positions at Denver Seminary, Colorado Christian University and BIOLA University. Hoag launched Generosity Monk in 2009 to encouraging Christian generosity by providing spiritual and strategic counsel.