The episode is now live.
This one kicks off a series of topical episodes now that we’ve finished Leviticus. It’s a topic I’ve been asked to do many times, since I’ve alluded to the fact that the meaning of this passage takes us back to Genesis 6 (1 Cor 11:10 – “because of the angels”). The focus of the episode is the work of Troy Martin, whose work in Greco-Roman medical texts has profound explanatory power for understanding the intellectual worldview for the head covering language of 1 Cor 11.
NOTE: The content of this episode is overtly sexual in nature. In a nutshell, what Paul says about the head covering is framed by the “non-scientific science” of the first century AD (and earlier) with respect to procreation and fertility. You’ll be amazed at what Hippocrates (460 BC – 370 BC) really believed! You’ll be even more amazed at how much sense all that makes for understanding what Paul says in this passage.