The following articles are related to the topic of WOMAN, ROLE OF

The Role of Woman

And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him. And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the ... read more »

O Woman, Great Is Your Faith!

Jesus Christ and His disciples were under considerable pressure. The hostility of the Jews had intensified. Hence, the Master and His men withdrew into the borders of Tyre and Sidon (in Phoenicia) to the northwest of Canaan. Here the Lord encountered a remarkable woman, of whom He exclaimed: "O woman, great is your faith." With such a tribute from the ... read more »

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

Jesus Christ was the master teacher of all times. He taught in such a variety of ways. While he frequently spoke to the multitudes, he also spent considerable time in one-on-one situations. He gave kindly attention to the individual. John's Gospel account reveals one such incident. The record of Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well, as contained ... read more »

May a Woman Ask a Question?

"May a woman ask questions in a Bible class consisting of both men and women? If she may, how is this to be harmonized with Paul's command that the Christian woman 'keep silence' in the church (1 Cor. 14:34)?" First, one needs to define the meaning of "silence," as that term is used in the Bible generally, and then as ... read more »

Does the Bible Forbid a Woman to Wear Slacks or a Pant-Suit?

"Would you explain Deuteronomy 22:5. 'The woman shall not wear that which pertains unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment for all who do so are an abomination unto the Lord your God.' Does this passage forbid a woman to wear slacks or a pant-suit?" A careful consideration of Deuteronomy, chapter 22, reveals a number ... read more »

The Canaanite Woman: A Conflict between Matthew and Mark?

"Do the two accounts of the woman whose daughter was sick (Mt. 15:21-28; Mk. 7:24-30) refer to the same incident? If so, why is the lady called 'a Canaanite woman' in Matthew's account, but she is referred to as 'a Greek, a Syrophoenician' in Mark's record?" There is no conflict between the accounts. The explanation has to do with the ... read more »

May Christian Women Teach Christian Boys?

"Is it a sin for a woman to teach a young boy in her Bible class, especially if he has been baptized into Christ?" This question frequently is asked by sincere Christians, who desire to serve the Lord correctly and who want to respect the role God assigned for women. Unfortunately, some have misunderstood the New Testament instruction regarding this ... read more »

Should Women Function as Translators in the Assembly?

With the fall of the iron curtain, thrilling evangelistic opportunities have opened up in Russia and Eastern Europe. Our hearts have been genuinely warmed as the news reached our ears that thousands have embraced the gospel of Christ and have organized congregations after the New Testament order. May Jehovah bless such efforts, and may we lend our support to these ... read more »

Judges 4 – Deborah, the Woman Judge

It was a dark hour in Israel's history. Apparently, there were no worthy male leaders among the Hebrew people. Hence, God raised up a prophetess to judge the nation. Her name was Deborah (Judges 4:4ff). Some feel that this example serves as a precedent today. And they contend, therefore, that it is appropriate to have women preachers/leaders in the church. ... read more »

The First Woman Apostle — So-called

Junia - The First Woman Apostle is the title of a book by Lutheran scholar Eldon Jay Epp. According to a recent edition of Christian News (10/3/05, pp. 1ff), Epp is Harness Professor of Biblical Literature emeritus and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences emeritus at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH). He is also recent Visiting Professor of New ... read more »