Woman

“Was “taken out of man” (Gen. 2:23), and therefore the man has” “the preeminence. “The head of the woman is the man;” but yet” “honour is to be shown to the wife, “as unto the weaker vessel” “(1 Cor. 11:3, 8, 9; 1 Pet. 3:7). Several women are mentioned in” “Scripture as having been endowed with prophetic gifts, as Miriam” “(Ex. 15:20), Deborah (Judg. 4:4, 5), Huldah (2 Kings 22:14),” “Noadiah (Neh. 6:14), Anna (Luke 2:36, 37), and the daughters of” “Philip the evangelist (Acts 21:8, 9). Women are forbidden to” “teach publicly (1 Cor. 14:34, 35; 1 Tim. 2:11, 12). Among the” Hebrews it devolved upon women to prepare the meals for the “household (Gen. 18:6; 2 Sam. 13:8), to attend to the work of” “spinning (Ex. 35:26; Prov. 31:19), and making clothes (1 Sam.” “2:19; Prov. 31:21), to bring water from the well (Gen. 24:15; 1” “Sam. 9:11), and to care for the flocks (Gen. 29:6; Ex. 2:16).” “The word “woman,” as used in Matt. 15:28, John 2:4 and 20:13, “15, implies tenderness and courtesy and not disrespect. Only” where revelation is known has woman her due place of honour assigned to her.

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