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There is a suggestion that the first verse you quote is Paul quoting the thoughts / writings of the Corinithians. Paul goes on to refute them - hence the apparent contradiction. For more info on this "rhetorical" interpretation of this passage and a couple of others, you can take a look at the book "Women and worship at Corinth - Paul's Rhetorical ...


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Paul does not forbid women to speak; rather, this is the position held by some Corinthians and it is one of several matters causing division between the believers. After an extended discourse on speaking in tongues [14:33], Paul diverts briefly to another sub-theme [the main theme being division], which has been raised by some Corinthians: the role of women ...



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