Adam: Soil tastes sweet! How could you disagree with me when we read the soil is brown, and “brown” mean sweet?
Anita: “Brown” does not mean sweet. It is a color, not a taste.
Adam: But we read chocolate cake is brown, too. Do you deny that chocolate cakes are sweet?
I’ve heard an argument like that several times. It goes like this:
Male commenter: Man is the leader (soil tastes sweet)! How could you disagree with me when we read man (the soil) is the head (brown), and head means leader (brown mean sweet)?
Me: Head in the Bible (brown) does not mean leader (sweet). It means being the source, not the leader (is a color, not a taste).
Male commenter: But we read Jesus (chocolate cake) is the head (brown), too. Do you deny that Jesus (chocolate cake) is our leader (sweet)?
Chocolate cake is sweet, but that is a different fact from it being brown. And Jesus is our Lord, but that is a different fact from him being our head. Head, figuratively used in the New Testament means source. That is the apparent meaning of the two passages that call man the head of woman.
If I ever hear this argument again, I’ll give this URL instead of trying to explain.