John Duncan Martin Derrett

Religious Hair

translated by: Marijana Petrović, Srećko Petrović

pages: 165-172


The text of I Cor. 11: 2–16 reads nonsensically; it appears to say that if a woman given to prophecy and prayer is not willing to cover her head while praying or prophesying she had better get her head shaved, and if she would shrink from that she had better keep her head covered. There is something about her husband’s power over her head, and about the angels. In this article, the author offers an explanation for a passage mentioned above.





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