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This one kicks off a series of topical episodes now that we’ve finished Leviticus. It’s a topic I’ve been asked to do many times, since I’ve alluded to the fact that the meaning of this passage takes us back to Genesis 6 (1 Cor 11:10 – “because of the angels”). The focus of the episode is the work of Troy Martin, whose work in Greco-Roman medical texts has profound explanatory power for understanding the intellectual worldview for the head covering language of 1 Cor 11.
Some of those traditions may result from a misreading of the Nazarite vow. Text
Text Did you happen to listen to the podcast linked ?
Text I think the people who are trying to justify the tonsure on Biblical grounds have got a very weak case. It is a human tradition, nothing more.