Sirach 25:24

Ben Sira, Ecclesiasticus

23 Dejected mind, gloomy face, and wounded heart come from an evil wife. Drooping hands and weak knees come from the wife who does not make her husband happy. 24 From a woman sin had its beginning, and because of her we all die. 25 Allow no outlet to water, and no boldness of speech to an evil wife. 26 If she does not go as you direct, separate her from yourself.

1 Timothy 2:14

New Testament

12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man. She must remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first and then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman, because she was fully deceived, fell into transgression. 15 But she will be delivered through childbearing, if she continues in faith and love and holiness with self-control.

 Notes and References

"... That Paul had in mind Genesis 2-3 in these passages is therefore hardly open to dispute. What is also interesting is the degree to which his use of Genesis was influenced by the reflection that the same passage had already stimulated or was already stimulating within Second Temple Judaism. This is most evident in the link already well established in Second Temple thought between Adam and death, and in the thought of Adam's as the original sin, sometimes also with Eve explicitly blamed ..."

Dunn, James D. G. "Adam in Paul" in Oegema, Gerbern S., et al., editors. The Pseudepigrapha and Christian Origins: Essays from the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (p. 122) T&T Clark International, 2008

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