Blattenberger, David

Rethinking 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 through Archaeological and Moral-Rhetorical Analysis
1997 0-7734-8562-7
". . . a genuine contribution to research. The cultural practice which Paul recommends here has bedeviled interpreters for years, and thus further investigation is warranted, especially since we now have the capability to search Greek literature in a comprehensive way through computer analysis. Blattenberger argues that the custom in view is not veiling nor does Paul demand the wearing of a shawl when women pray or prophesy. The cultural practice in view relates, says Blattenberger, to the way a woman wears her hair . . . . Blattenberger has made a good case for his proposal, and his evidence must be seriously considered by scholars in identifying the practice commanded in 1 Cor. 11:2-16." - Thomas R. Schreiner ". . . provides a discussion of important issues that many will find significant for their own work in this area." - E. Earle Ellis