Women and Marriage throughout Redemptive History


marriage redemptive history (2)

9) How would you summarize what God has done for spousal relationships through the process of creation, sin, exile, and redemption? These are the pertinent links:


Made in the Image of God (Gen 1:26)

Stewards of the Earth (Gen 1:26 cont.)

Male and Female He Created Them (Gen 1:27)

The Blessing of Fruitfulness (Gen 1:28)

The Lord Breathes Life (Gen 2:7)

Not Good! (Gen 2:18)

A Parade of Animals (Gen 2:19–20)

An Equal and Adequate Partner (Gen 2:21–23)

A Transfer of Loyalty (Gen 2:24)

Naked and Not Ashamed (Gen 2:25)

God Evaluates His Creation (Gen 1:31)

Your summary:




Serpents in the Ancient Near East (Gen 3:1)

A World-Altering Conversation (Gen 3:2–5)

Succumbing to Temptation (Gen 3:6)

Their Eyes Are Opened (Gen 3:7)

A Day of Reckoning (Gen 3:9–13)

The First Good News (Gen 3:15)

An Anguishing Process (Gen 3:16)

A Renewed Covenant (Gen 3:20)

Eve Acquires a Man (Gen 4:1)

Two Wives (Gen 4:18–19)

Lamech’s Ode to Himself (Gen 4:23–24)

Taking Wives for Themselves (Gen 6:1–2 cont.)

Limiting Human Life Spans (Gen 6:3)

Nephilim in the Land (Gen 6:4)

God Grieves (Gen 6:5–6)

Your summary:




Slaves and War Brides (Exod 21:10–11 and Deut 21:10–14)

Your summary:




God Hates Violence (Mal 2:13–16)

Your summary:




The Tragedy of Mercilessness (Matt 18:35)

A New Dawn (Matt 28:1)

Apostles to the Apostles (Matt 28:5–7)

A Restoration of Status (Matt 28:10)

The Spirit Descends (Acts 2:1–3)

Partners in Ministry (Acts 18:1–3, 18–20, 24–26 and 2 Ki 22:11–23:4)

Effects of the Fall Reversed (Rom 5:12–21 and Rom 16:1–12)

It is Good Not to Touch (1 Cor 7:1–5)

Marital Separation (1 Cor 7:10–11)

Concerning Mixed Marriages (1 Cor 7:12–13)

Contagious Holiness (1 Cor 7:14)

Dissolution of Marriage (1 Cor 7:15–16)

Three Heads (1 Cor 11:3)

Women Praying and Prophesying (1 Cor 11:4–6 and 1 Cor 14:34–35)

Having Authority over Her Head (1 Cor 11:7–10)

Interdependence (1 Cor 11:11–12)

Adopted as Sons (Eph 1:5–6)

Unity in the Spirit (Eph 5:18–21)

Submissive to One Another (Eph 5:21–24)

Sacrificial Love (Eph 5:25–30)

Nurturing and Training (Eph 6:4)

The Cult of Artemis (False Teaching in Ephesus)

Prayer without Anger (1 Tim 2:8)

Adorned with Good Works (1 Tim 2:9–10)

She Must Learn (1 Tim 2:11)

Domineering Women (1 Tim 2:12–14)

Saved through Childbearing (1 Tim 2:15)

A Minority Religion (1 Pet 3:1–2)

In the Spirit of Sarah (1 Pet 3:3–6)

Living Together with Understanding (1 Pet 3:7–9)

Guilty of Misconduct (Jude 8)

Your summary:




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[1]Ciampa, “The History of Redemption,” 257.  I remain indebted to Dr. Roy Ciampa for his permission to incorporate his CSER Structure into this study.