Learning in Quietness and Submission in 1 Timothy 2:11: Relevance for Seventh-day Adventist Women in Nigeria

Learning in Quietness and Submission in 1 Timothy 2:11: Relevance for Seventh-day Adventist Women in Nigeria

Author by Mrs. Harriet Ikhane

Journal/Publisher: The American Journal Of Biblical Theology

Volume/Edition: 4

Language: English

Pages: 60 - 79

Abstract

This paper is an exegetical study of 1Timothy 2:11. It investigates Paul’s command for women to learn and do so in quietness and submission. Although there are differing views on the meaning of the text, this paper concludes that Paul’s command is primarily a positive command since it encourages women to seek biblical knowledge, albeit in an orderly manner. Considering the limitations of Seventh-day Adventists women in Nigerian in the area of biblical literacy and theological education, this study, and based on the conclusions from this text, this paper encourages the women to seek biblical literacy. Further, the Church should also encourage biblical literacy among women, promote and support women pursuing theological education. This could equip them in making meaningful contributions to any religious discourse and also equip them for the Gospel Commission.


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