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Pauline Passages about the Role of Women
Because the women were not to occupy the headship role of authority over men. This role is inappropriate for women, not because they are any less intelligent or dedicated than men, but because of the order for men and women established by God at Creation (1 Timothy 2:13; 1 Corinthians 11:8).

Does Paul or any other New Testament writer ever portray women as teaching?

Yes. Paul uses the Greek word kalodidaskalos , “teacher of good things,” to refer to what the aged women were to be in the instruction they gave to younger women (Titus 2:3, 4). On the other hand, the Greek verb used for the authoritative teaching role that Paul assigns to the elders is didasko , “to teach.” The only place in the New Testament where didasko is an action of a woman is in Revelation 2:20, where the church at Thyatira is reprimanded because “you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who . . . is teaching.”

- Adventist Affirm, Answers to Questions about Women's Ordination - Pauline Passages about the Role of Women
 
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