I have a question regarding 1 Corinthians 14: 33-35:
33 As in all the churches of the holy ones,
34 women should be kept silent in the churches, for they are not allowed to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says.
35 But if they want to learn anything, they should ask their husbands at home. For it is improper for a woman to speak in the church.
How should this be interpreted? In reading the scripture above these passages, it seems to talk about prophesy and speaking in tongues. Does this passage only address those areas? … or is it referencing a grander picture of a woman’s role in the Church? …and if it is just addressing prophesy and speaking in tongues, why were women not allowed to speak in the church?
Please know that I am not “bashing” the scripture or saying “the Church hates woman.” On the contrary, I am trying to do more scripture study to understand my role … as wife, mother, as a Catholic … and I’m just curious how is to interpreted.
Thank you so much …in advance … for your help!!
Have a fantastic day and God Bless!