She Shall Be Called Woman
Review of Part Two
Before we move into Part Three here is a brief review of some major things we have established through our Session Two studies
1. Culture is society’s institutionalized values, beliefs, norms, knowledge and practices that are learned though human interaction.
2. Culture is so much a part of our daily lives that we are seldom aware of it or its influence on our thoughts and actions.
3. Knowledge of the cultures of the people addressed in the New Testament can help us to a clear understanding of the teaching of scripture.
r. Since Scripture reveals God’s way, Christians must learn to recognize and reject culture and traditions that are not scriptural.
5. The Torah is the first five books of the Old Testament containing the law given to Moses.
6. The Talmud (also called the Babylonian Talmud because of its origin) is a written record of spoken rabbinic discussion.
7. A double standard means an ethical or moral code (rules of behavior) that applies more strictly to one group than to another .
8. God does not view women as the property of men.
9. The basis of Jesus’ teaching on gender (male/female) relationship as well as God’s plan for marriage is found in Genesis 1 and 2
10. Great harm has been done by the mistranslation of shalach as divorce when it means putting out or putting away.
11. What God says He hates is not divorce but the “putting out” or “putting away” of a woman which at the time of Jesus meant that she lost her children, her means of support, and was not eligible to marry again because she was still married.
12. Jesus calls those who are His disciples both male and female, family.
13. God does not limit women to cultural “roles.”
14. Jesus calls women into ministry.