Open Theology (Jul 2021)

Creation, Angels, and Gender in Paul, Philo, and the Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Peters Janelle

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 7, no. 1
pp. 248 – 255


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This article reads the veiling instructions in 1 Corinthians 11:1–16 through Paul’s appeal to creation. The letter positions both genders in God, and it follows contemporary Jewish literature in assigning angels to creation and gender interdependence. Ascetic, unmarried, and married persons found inclusion in this vision of the body of Christ.