I am meditating in the pastoral letters of Paul, trying to understand deeply his advice. However due to my lack of historical context knowledge, I couldn't really understand what he really meant on
1 Timothy 2.9-15 (text from American Standard Version, extracted from here):
9 In like manner, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefastness and sobriety; not with braided hair, and gold or pearls or costly raiment; 10 but (which becometh women professing godliness) through good works. 11 Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection. 12 But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not beguiled, but the woman being beguiled hath fallen into transgression: 15 but she shall be saved through her child-bearing, if they continue in faith and love and sanctification with sobriety. 1 Timothy 2.9-15
I've seen, on my church, several times, woman teaching, asking pertinent questions on class, and also with braided hair and wearing gold rings, earrings and pearls... However, I've seen (and not a few times) some people (curiously, mostly women) saying should neither be allowed to teach, nor to wear pearls, quoting these verses.
I strongly believe there is some historical context over there, however currently I'm failing to understand what the author meant in this passage clearly. Are you able to explain it to me?
Maybe I wasn't clear when I made this question. Just some topics that I find important in a complete answer:
Historical context (which I think that made myself clear on the question and also on the comment that I don't know, and I think it is important - sometimes more important than knowing the original word as "a dictionary").
The essence of what the author meant (if there was something mistranslated or not clear in this paragraph, or something like that).
It is also important to consider the woman appearance (verses 9-10) and behavior in church (verses 11-15). However, if you want to talk about of only one of the aspects (I, personally, consider this text as containing a single subject and not a set of "unlinked" topics...), please answer (or comment).