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Heretical Bibles

S.M. Hutchens

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Agreeing with the more clear-sighted (and hence non-Christian) egalitarians, we believe that the language of Scripture is what it appears to be, that it carries unavoidable theological freight with respect to the matter at hand, and that the "male orientation" of the text they find so obnoxious points to a biblical theology of humanity that must be abandoned by people who have rejected the idea of male headship over the woman as an ordinance of the world created and redeemed in and by the Son of God the Father and reflected in the grammar of the Church from the beginning. "Blessed is the man" ('ashrei ha'ish) of the First Psalm, for example, points not only to the incorporation of the woman in the man as her head, but does so precisely because it is a Christological adumbration of the blessed Man whose sex as the Son of God and Paschal Lamb is by no means insignificant, and into whose decisively male incarnation and headship all who are saved must enter. All this is crudely and culpably disposed of by translators who, in ignorance or defiance of Christian faith, and of actual biblical usage, wish to even things out by forcing us to say "Blessed are those" instead.

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