Saturday, February 06, 2010

Josephus on women?

Trying to finish Josephus' Against Apion today, about a week late (so this will constitute my notice from my Year with Josephus blog). One quote seemed worthy of singling out here and not only on the other blog, although on closer examination, it is probably a gloss or interpolation, something added to Josephus and not from the original text itself.

I had thought this was interesting background to 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, which I also consider an interpolation into 1 Corinthians. But as it turns out, it seems more likely that some Christian interpolated this quote into Josephus perhaps based on 1 Corinthians 14!

"The woman, says the Law, is in all things inferior to the man. Let her accordingly be submissive, not for her humiliation, but that she may be directed; for the authority has been given by God to the man."

1 comment:

Angie Van De Merwe said...

So, women are also in God image :)!
(BTW, I left out "made in", because of natural potentiality and not "negative" view of "fallenness").