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Covering of the Head
Covering the Head
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Covering of the Head
Covering of the Head. Problem discussed by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:2–16. In Paul’s day Jewish women always wore veils in public and Greek women generally went veiled—a practice that showed deference to authority and dignified the wearer.Disagreement arose in the church at Corinth when women
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Covering of the Head
COVERING OF THE HEAD Issue pertaining to female decor discussed by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:2–16. In Paul’s day Jewish women always wore veils in public and Greek women generally went veiled—a practice that showed deference to authority and dignified the wearer.Disagreement arose in the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Covering the Head
COVERING THE HEAD. In 1 Cor 11:2–16 Paul commanded women to have their heads covered while at public worship. In the plan of God, man has headship over the woman. It was unseemly, then, in a gathering where both men and women were present in the house of God, that women should be without a token of this
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Covering the Head
COVERING THE HEAD IN PRAYER (1 Cor. 11:4–6). “The Jewish men prayed with the head covered, nay, even with a veil before the face. Greek usage required that the head should be bare on sacred occasions; and this commended itself to Paul as so entirely in accordance with the divinely appointed position
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Covering the Head
COVERING THE HEAD — the practice among women of wearing a head covering in early Christian worship services. The apostle Paul argued that a woman participating in the services ought to have her head covered (1 Cor. 11:5–16).According to Paul, it was a “symbol of authority” (1 Cor. 11:10). The Christian
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Covering the Head
COVERING THE HEAD In 1 Cor. 11:1–16 Paul dealt with the matter of covering the head in worship services. This extended treatment shows that this must have been a subject of considerable interest in Corinth.The Jewish custom was for all women to cover their heads with a veil when they went outside their
Key passages
1 Co 11:2–16

Now I praise you that you remember me in all things, and just as I handed over to you the traditions, you hold fast to them. But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of the woman, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies while …