Re: More on the Image of God

Bill Hamilton (
Fri, 13 Mar 1998 12:39:03 -0500

At 12:29 PM 3/13/98 -0500, Peter Vibert wrote:

>It's worth noting that the metaphorical use of "head", traditionally taken
>to mean "authority", may have had another connotation in colloquial Gk.,
>namely "source" (as in Eng. 'head of a river'). This would make sense of
>Paul's invoking the _sequence_ of creation in vv. 8-9. If this is true, the
>whole weight of "authority" (cf."chain of command") that this passage is
>often asked to bear may be inappropriate. Gordon Fee has a long discussion
>of this in his NICNT commentary on 1 Cor (Eerdmans, 1987).
Gilbert Bilezikian, in his book, "Beyond Sex Roles: What the Bible Says
About a Woman's Place in Church and Family" (Baker 1985) makes the same point.

Bill Hamilton
Staff Research Engineer
Chassis and Vehicle Systems
GM R&D Center
Warren, MI