Because Christianity is bigger than Biblical manhood or Biblical womanhood (Blog of Retha Faurie)

I seldom agree with the “Biblical manhood and womanhood” people, but the Bible actually has one very good treatise on Biblical manhood. This passage does give the gender of the described (hypothetical) person, and describes what this strong provider does:
> He provides well not only for his family, but also for his servants. He even helps the poor.
> He is respected by his wife and children, and also respected among the leaders of his community.
> His wife trusts him, and he does her good. He don’t worry about the future, or bad weather, as his family has what they need.
> He is a man of valour.
> He works hard, with several business ventures. He is secure enough not to worry about the future.
> He is dignified and strong.
> He gives his spouse good things. His advice is wise. He looks after his household well, even though he is sometimes far away.
> He and his whole family is well-dressed.

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This passage is Proverbs 31. The “man” in the passage is a woman.

> She provides well (:14,15) not only for her family, but also for her servants. She even helps the poor.(:20)
> She is respected by her husband and children, (:28) and also respected among the leaders of her community.(:31)
> Her husband trusts her, (:11) and she does him good (:11-12). She don’t worry about the future, or bad weather, as her family has what they need.(:21)
> She is a woman of valour. (:10 may translate this word as “virtuous“, but this same Greek word is usually translated elsewhere as army, valour, and strength.)
> She works hard, (:13,19,22,27) with several business ventures.(:16,18,24)
> She is dignified (:25) and strong.(:17,25)
> Her advice is wise. (:26) She looks after her household well, (:27) even though she is sometimes far away.(:14)
> She and her whole family is well-dressed.(:21,22)

You see gender roles? In Proverbs 31? Where?

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Comments on: "The Bible has a treatise on Biblical manhood" (1)

  1. This is very good, Retha.

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