Monday, June 5, 2017

Chloe: Female Head of House



For it has been declared to me of you my brethren by them which are of the house of Chloe[1] that there are contentions among you 
1 Corinthians 1:11


[1] Early Church Christian liberty reached its zenith during the days of Paul. Here we see the apostle referencing a woman—Chloe—as head of house. Even had she been unmarried, it would have been unusual for a woman to be independent, much less be called the head of house, but Paul acknowledged her as such. The Jews or Greeks would likely not have done so. Jewish Law allowed for women to live independently. But it was not a common practice. In the Greek culture, women were under guardianship their entire lives and were passed from one kyrios (lord) to another (Father, husband, brother, etc..).

This is an excerpt from the Hungry Hearts Online Bible Commentary HHBC
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