Three Heads

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6) 1 Cor 11:3: In this verse, the term “head” (kephalē) likely refers to the source or origin—as in the head of a river—rather than to a ruler (Gen 2:18–23; 1 Cor 8:6; 1 Cor 11:11–12).[1]

The relationship between Jesus and the Father exemplified unity, love, and bringing glory to one another (John 1:1–5John 17:4, 24; Phil 2:1–11).

Holding to this view, the great theologian Athanasius (296–373) asserted it was “the Father who generated Him as His beginning; for ‘the Head of Christ is God.’”[2]

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a) Read 1 Cor 11:3. How is Christ the source of every man, man the origin of woman, and God the source of Christ?




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[Related posts include 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); Not Good! (Gen 2:18); An Equal and Adequate Partner (Gen 2:21–23); In the Beginning Was the Word (John 1:1–2); The Light Shines in Darkness (John 1:3–5); Effects of the Fall Reversed (Rom 5:12–21 and Rom 16:1–12); Redemption through Christ’s Blood (Eph 1:7–8); Equality with God (Phil 2:5–6); A Summary of Trinitarian Creeds (Appendix to Phil 2:5–6); Taking the Form of a Slave (Phil 2:7); Obedient to the Point of Death (Phil 2:8); and The Name Above Every Name (Phil 2:9–11)]

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[1]Verbrugge, “kephale,TDNTWA, 302–4, 303.

[2]Athanasius, De Synodis (ed. Philip Schaff and Henry Wace; trans. John Henry Newman and Archibald Robertson, rev Kevin Knight; NPNF2–04; Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature, 1892), 1.26.2, Http://