Genesis 3:16 – Does the Husband Rule His Wife?

Here’s the NRS version of Genesis 3:16

To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pangs in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you

In many (all?) of the Judeo-Christian traditions, this verse is taken to mean that the husband is to be in charge and the wife, even in pain and sorrow, is to submit to his authority.

But, is this what the Bible really means? The answer can be found here.

Now, go and study

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