HEAD COVERING FOR WOMEN IN THE BIBLE
The question of head covering for women in the bible is another area of disagreement. Well, everything in the bible seems to be some form of conflict in doctrine, but this one is high in rank as one of the most disputed. We don’t have to look far as to why:
THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY
The Babylonian society in which we live thrives on commerce and part of the mercantile system is the beauty industry that relies heavily on women ‘s hair and getting the face to look as “beautiful” as possible. Notice I placed beautiful in quotes as it is an artificial concept of beauty that the world sells.
So, most women being caught up in “looking good” (according to the world’s standard) will find it hard to cover the very thing on which their pride is based. Hence if you look into most Christian assemblies, head covering is a bad word and literally non-existent.
And that brings us to the bible and the truth about head covering. That is why Sha’ul said long hair is the splendor (glory) of the woman (1 Corinthians 11:15).
This podcast looks into covering of the head from a scriptural perspective. It is based on this head covering bible verse:
1Co 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
What does Sha’ul (Paul) mean when he says a woman’s head should be covered? Why head covering? Where did all this come from? Is it something contrived by Sha’ul? Is it in the Torah? Remember:
Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
So, if it is not based on the Torah, then it means that Sha’ul’s writings on covering of the head is flawed. So, without further ado, please listen to this episode. After this one, you should get a full understanding of 1 Corinthians 11 regarding women and how they present their heads.