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Chris Morrissey New Testament Class # 23 Homework Although both First Corinthians and The Pastoral Epistles of Timothy and Titus are attributed to Paul, the truth of whether this can be taken as historical fact is a mystery. Unraveling this mystery requires careful analysis of the authors and the position they take on certain issues. A major theme in both books is the role of women and the extent to which they are submissive to men. A close examination of the similarities and differences between them reveals the unlikelihood of having corresponding authorship. In their views toward women in general, the books seem very similar. First Corinthians explicitly states that women should be silent in churches because they are subordinate to men (14:34). The author of First Timothy agrees, as he writes that a “woman [should] learn in silence with full submission” (2:11). Another significant parallel is observed in the authors’ descriptions of how women should dress. In First
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