I’ve been thinking about this. Accordingly in Paul’s epistles it states that it is a shame for a male to have long hair, and its a shame for a women to have her hair uncovered.
So one would assume this means men and female in general. But if that is true then i wonder why females dont cover their head in the church?. And i think i know why. I think this talks about priesthood. Because let me explain.
If it is a shame for male to have long hair then why is Jesus portrayed as one. The earliest portrayal is from 3rd century i think, there is one in 1st century but you cant really identify Jesus, since its a stickman figure or something that a roman made in ridicule of Christianity. But there are two versions in 3rd century, one is Jesus with beard and one as a child… its kinda difficult to identify if he really has long hair or not. But i am gonna go for long hair.
Either way the main point is that if it is shameful for men to have long hair, then why is Jesus portrayed as such. And i still think its the priesthood that is obligated to keep it more or less and not regular folks. Now some have given an argument of Nazarite vow, which means to abstain from wine, strong drinks and meat and not cutting your hair i think. But here is the problem with that argument.
19 The Son of man came, eating and drinking, and they say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.” Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.’
If you read the KJV it says wine actually
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
Which kinda makes sense, since drinking back then likely ment wine. So this makes it unlikely of nazarite vow. And also the thing is that i never see women cover their head when they go to church, unless you are a nun, which makes me believe Paul was referring to priesthood
But just wondering what you think?