In this short series on head coverings in Corinth I have presented information that supports the view that Paul referred to a custom of the region and directed the church to maintain this practice in the region of Corinth. The church in Corinth met in a home or homes and the larger houses of the period retained an open doorway […]


Our feature image is a Grave relief from the mid 3rd Century AD depicting a family. Note the mother wears a head covering as her sign of marriage. In this post we are considering the significance of the veil or head covering in ancient Greco Roman society and especially in Corinth. We know from various historical documents that the wearing […]


In Latin, the phrase capite velato means literally “with covered head.” The term is used in Roman religious contexts to refer to the act of covering the head when performing sacrifices. The featured image is The Ara Pacis – housed in its own museum in Rome, the Ara Pacis was the throne of the Emperor Augustus. Above:  This image is taken from […]


1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (ESV) Head Coverings Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonours his head, 5 but every wife who […]

Philemon Obtains A Brother

1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, Paul is believed to have written this letter whilst a prisoner in Rome and so his use of the term “prisoner of Christ” is not to be understood as a forced attachment to Christ but that he is a prisoner because of his relationship to and servant to Jesus […]

The Prayer of Jehoshaphat

This prayer finds its place in 2 Chronicles Chapter 20 and is hailed by many if not all scholars as a prayer of great depth and integrity. Before we look at this prayer in order to glean instruction and edification we must look at the background of the prayer, what prompted its occurrence, its purpose and the one who offered this prayer. […]

A Warning – They have crept in unnoticed

The book of Jude written by  Jude the apostle, who was surnamed Thaddeus and Lebbeus, was son to Alpheus, and brother to James the less, Joses, and Simon. See Matthew 10:3, and collate with Luke 6 :16; Matthew 13:55. In this book Jude mentions those persons who have “crept in unnoticed” – is this a warning just for his readers […]

The Way Out of Cain Part Two

This follows the Way of Cain  Genesis 4:9 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” God knew where Abel was and knew the circumstances of his death but mercifully gives Cain opportunity to confess and repent of his actions. How often we are told of the merciful God of the New Testament and the God of […]

The Way of Cain – Part One

Jude 1:11 11 Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. The message of Jude speaks of a warning against those false brothers who have entered the assembly of believers in order to secure position, profit and pleasure. The […]