Photius Theol., Scr. Eccl. et Lexicogr., Epistulae et Amphilochia.165 wrote:"Ὅτι ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς, φησίν, ἔφερεν ὁ ἀρχιερεὺς τιάραν, διότι τὸν προχειριζόμενον ἁπάντων κεφαλὴν κατὰ κεφαλῆς ἔχειν τὴν ἐξουσίαν ἔδει, καὶ εἰδέναι ὅτι κεφαλὴ τῶν ἄλλων προβαλλόμενος καὶ αὐτὸς ὑπὸ κεφαλήν ἐστιν τὸν κοινὸν ἁπάντων δεσπότην καὶ ἐξουσιαστήν·"
Peter Streitenberger wrote:"Because the High Priest had a crown on his head, it states, that he must have the Authority to give the one appointed as head by all something over the head "
Peter Streitenberger wrote: If you interpret τὴν ἐξουσίαν als symbol of authority, can't we see parallels to the Pauline usage in 1Kor 11, where he sees the covered head (by hair or a extra covering) as a symbol of the authority of the man under which the woman is?
Peter Streitenberger wrote:I always had some difficulties to see here a symbol in the text of 1Kor 11,10, but Photius makes it possible to verify this rendering, does he? Some German translations have "a symbol of" introduced in the text of 1Kor 11,10 before "authority".
Peter Streitenberger wrote:The difference between Photius and Paul is that the former sees the covering in a twofold meaning: having authority over others and being under authority itself. If I read Paul correctly then he sees the covering of a woman as sign, or symbol of being under authority of someone else as he states that the man is in a higher rank (alluding to the Genesis report). So he wants the women to show her state of being under the authority of the man through her being covered.
Can we agree ?
So he wants the women to show her state of being under the authority of the man through her being covered.
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