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What is an uncovered head?

Submitted: 3/9/2006
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Question: In 1 Corinthians 11:5 it says that every woman that prayeth or prophsieth with her head uncovered dishonoreth her head. Is this taling about short-cut hair, or is this talking about when a woman prays she is to have her hair down, not pulled-up or pulled back in any way? What does dishonoreth her head mean? THANK-YOU!!

Answer: The head of woman is man (1 Corinthians 11:3). A woman dishonors her man (her husband) by failing to keep herself in submission to him. The symbol of her submission is her uncut hair (v.10). When a woman cuts her hair, she is dishonoring her husband (her head). To pray with an uncovered head means to pray with cut hair. The uncut hair is the covering (v.15). It has nothing to do with how the hair is being worn. That is another issue.