This is not the contents of the chapter, but a glimpse to promote the book.


This chapter explains the importance of the passage and how it relates to the issue of women in leadership and indeed relationships between men and women. Paul refers to this passage in his letter to the Corinthians and as his reading and regular quoting from the Septuagint demonstrates, this was therefore read very differently to the way it is rendered in most versions, as follows:

To the woman He said: I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children; your desire shall be 1for your husband, and he shall rule over you.

Genesis 3:16

1 Lit. toward

The chapter thus concludes:
So that a helpful paraphrase for Genesis 3:16 in the light of the above [in the chapter] which would be good to see is something like:

. . . submit your desire to your husband as he is to rule over you about it.

Genesis 3:16 JM

Thus giving a fuller appreciation of what is in view for the reader. For the more literal versions a note like this would help:

Septuagint: your submission shall be to your husband (Gk. Lit. your turning). See 1 Cor.14:34

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