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Gender roles from a Biblical perspective

comparison view on gender roles and how they have changed, would like to begin with how roles are defined in biblical text and go from there. approx 250 words or more...thank you.

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Comparison view on gender roles and how they have changed, would like to begin with how roles are defined in biblical text and go from there.

Genesis 1:26-27 Man and woman are both created in God's image. This means they both contain a limited quantity and quality of God's attributes. These separate them from the rest of the animal kingdom. These include: the ability to exercise moral choice, a free will, emotions, rational and abstract thought, extensive communication ability, an eternal component (though man is created, from the time he is creative his spirit is eternal though his body will die) unlike animals who possess no eternal spirit, creativity (a desire to create),
Genesis 2:18-23 God said it was not good for Adam to be alone so he created Eve to be a helpmate for him. Though Adam was created first and given the job of naming the animals, they were to care for the garden of Eden together. Commentators have mentioned how God did not take a part of Adam's foot (indicating inferiority) or a part of his head (superiority) to create Eve but used a rib (equality of essence).

Genesis 2:24 Man and woman were created as a pair. "for this reason..." In other words, because this is the way God planned marriage in the ...

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This solution discusses gender roles from a Biblical perspective. Change in gender roles over time is also discussed. Over 1100 words of original text.

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