I Do Not Permit A Woman To Teach: What Does Paul Say In 1 Timothy 2?

Last summer, I was published in the Priscilla Papers, the scholarship journal of Christians for Biblical Equality.

The article was actually a paper I wrote for school (two birds) and is scriptural analysis of 1 Timothy 2, verses 9-12.

Here's a link to a PDF version of the article.

I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
— 1 Timothy 2:9-12 (NIV)