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Mary did not ask for a sign to show that she was going to have a baby. Zachariah needed proof
The NASB renders the context as follows: and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets; for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. -1 Corinthians 14:32-34 It ...
It seems more likely that this is a separate thought. God not being the God of confusion fits more naturally with what has preceded the statement, namely that the spirits of the prophets are subject to other prophets. The next set of thoughts begins "As in all the churches of the saints, the women must be silent." The present imperative can carry inceptive ...
This seems to be an accurate observation to me. I would then assume and suggest the following relevance: It is necessary for the apostle to say it this way in order not to be mistaken. By using the word twice he makes clear that it is not a general manner of conduct with the disciples in all churches (en ekklesiais tôn hierôn) all the time but is a ...
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