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Wil Gafney

Wil Gafney
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The Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the author of Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to Women of the Torah and of the Throne (Westminster/John Knox, 2017), a commentary on Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (Wisdom series, Liturgical Press, 2017), and Daughters of Miriam: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel, (Fortress, 2008).

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1 Timothy 6:1-2—The Crushing Yoke of Slavery, Part 2

Lesson 16: "Our last lesson sought to accurately situate 1 Timothy 6:1-2 in its literary and historical context. When we read selected biblical texts like this passage as eternally relevant, they can cause great damage. For centuries, slaveholders in the American South used this text to justify chattel slavery, as if God intended some people to serve as the personal property of their supposed superiors."