The Role of Women in Jesus' Dau

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The Role of Women in Jesus’ Day

The bible says a lot about the roles of men and women. In the time of Jesus, women were considered lower in stature than men. This is a hard concept to take in because men and women now a days are considered equal. Even though in that time in history women were considered below men, Jesus still treated them with respect and gave them some equality. What are the differences between Jesus and the other people in the bible’s views on women?

Most men saw women as an object. A women had to do everything for their husbands. Woman had to obey their husbands and do everything they asked. There is also the part about how woman would be forced into marriages and to have sex with a man she did not want to be with . Also that women could be sold for slaves and for sexual favours. Also, it was considered better to have a son than to have a girl. "For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man." (I Corinthians 11:8-9) In this section in the bible it talks about how women were made for man. Not because they were made like man but for man. I do not like this concept and most woman now a days would also find this offensive. Men and women are equal.

Also what makes me very angry about Jesus’ time was if you were a woman and married to a man but then committed adultery, you would be stoned to death. It just does not seem all that fair because what if that man forced her to do it and she would get stoned anyway. So basically if you had a husband, and some guy in the street takes and rapes you. Then people find out, you get stoned. I mean really, it just seems a little bit to the extreme. Personally, I would rather not die from men throwing rocks at me.

Thirdly, woman were not aloud to talk in church, or much at all for that matter. “As in all the churches of the saints, women should be silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but...
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