Jewerly in the Bible : what you always to know but were afraid to ask / Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Main Author: Rodríguez, A. M., 1945-, Ángel Manuel, АвторLanguage: англійська.Country: СПОЛУЧЕНІ ШТАТИ АМЕРИКИ.Publication: Silver Spring, MD : Biblical Research Institute, General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, © 1999Description: 125 p.ISBN: 1-57847-054-4.Contents note: I. INTRODUCTION -- 8 A. Purpose and Definition -- 8 B. Organization of the Discussion -- 8 C. Foundation of Christian Standards -- 9 II. RECENT TRENDS ON THE ADVENTIST STANDARD ON JEWELRY -- 11 A. Position of the Church on Personal Adornment -- 11 B. Wedding Ring Controversy -- 12 C. Controversy over the Standard on Jewelry -- 16 D. Conclusion -- 21 III. JEWELRY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT: A DESCRIPTION OF ITS FUNCTIONS -- 22 A. Introduction -- 22 B. Uses of Jewelry in the Old Testament -- 22 1. Used as Adornment -- 22 2. Used as Currency -- 24 3. Evidence of Wealth -- 25 4. Symbol of Social Status -- 27 5. Symbol of Power/ Authority -- 31 6. Religious Function -- 32 7. Magical/ Apotropaic Function -- 35 8. Used as Offerings -- 37 C. Old Testament Attitude Toward Jewelry -- 37 D. Conclusion -- 42 IV. JEWELRY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT: A DESCRIPTION OF ITS FUNCTION -- 44 A. Introduction -- 44 A. Uses of Jewelry in the New Testament -- 44 1. Used as Adornment -- 44 2. Used as Currency -- 46 3. Evidence of Wealth -- 46 4. Symbol of Social Status -- 47 5. Symbol of Power/ Authority -- 48 6. Used as Offerings -- 49 B. New Testament Attitude Toward Jewelry -- 49 C. Conclusion -- 50 V. 1 PETER 3:1-6:AN EXEGETICAL ANALYSIS -- 52 A. Contextual Considerations -- 52 B. Analysis of the Passage -- 52 1. Outward Adornment -- 52 2. Rejection of Jewelry or Improper Use? -- 54 3. Source of Peter’s Command -- 56 4. Nature of True Adornment -- 59 C. Conclusion -- 60 VI. 1 TIMOTHY 2:9,10: AN EXEGETICAL ANALYSIS -- 62 A. Contextual Considerations -- 62 B. Analysis of the Passage -- 63 1. Defining Proper Adornment -- 63 2. Defining Improper Adornment -- 65 3. Adornment and Spirituality -- 69 C. Reason for and Purpose of the Instruction -- 70 D. Conclusion -- 73 VII. WOMEN IN THE PASTORAL EPISTLES: 1 TIM 2:11-15 AS PART OF THE CONTEXT OF 2:9,10 -- 76 A. Introduction -- 76 B. Women in the Pastoral Epistles -- 78 C. Analysis of 1 Tim 2:11-15 -- 80 1. Learning in Silence - 2:11, 12 -- 80 2. Adam and Eve - 2:13,14 -- 87 3. Childbearing - 2:15 -- 88 D. Conclusion -- 90 VIII. SUMMARY OF THE BIBLICAL MATERIALS:A FOUNDATION FOR THE STANDARD OF THE CHURCH -- 91 A. Summary of the Biblical Teaching on Ornamental Jewelry -- 91 1. Diversity of Functions -- 91 2. General Pejorative Attitude -- 91 3. Not Intrinsically Evil -- 92 4. Restricted Usage of Jewelry -- 92 5. Ornamental Jewelry Is Rejected -- 93 B. Foundation of the Adventist Standard on Jewelry -- 94 C. Conclusion -- 97 IX. IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CHURCH AND POTENTIAL DANGERS -- 98 A. Some Implications -- 98 1. Adventist Standard on Jewelry and the Bible -- 98 2. Restrictive Use of Functional Jewelry -- 99 3. Symbol of Social Status -- 101 4. Principles versus Standards -- 102 B. Dangers Associated with the Standard on Jewelry -- 102 1. Sin and Jewelry -- 102 2. Legalism and Jewelry -- 103 3. Principles, Jewelry, Houses, Cars? -- 104 4. Gender and Jewelry -- 104 C. Conclusion -- 104 X. REASONS FOR THE BIBLICAL STANDARD ON JEWELRY ..106 A. Standard on Jewelry and God’s Will -- 106 B. Standard on Jewelry and Human Value -- 107 C. Standard on Jewelry and a Restful Life -- 108 D. Standard on Jewelry and Humility -- 108 E. Standard on Jewelry, God’s Grace and the Community of Believers .109 F. Standard on Jewelry and Re-creation -- 109 G. Standard on Jewelry and the Lordship of Christ -- 110 H. Conclusion -- 110 APPENDIX I. 1972 Annual Council Action on Display and Adornment -- 112 APPENDIX II. Action Voted at the North American Division 1986 Year-end Meeting -- 116 APPENDIX III. Statements from E. G. White on Jewelry and Personal Ornamentation -- 118 Abstract: Controversy continues to grow around whether jewelry can or should have a place in the committed Christian life. This small book is designed to help the reader cut a path throughout the maze of questions, opinions, and even passions to arrive at genuinely biblical answers. It responds to requests made to the Biblical Research Institute from church leaders, pastors, and interested lay people for a review of the subject. Dr. Angel Manuel Rodriguez, director of the Institute, was requested to do a serious study of how the Bible deals with jewelry and how the Seventh-day Adventist understanding compares..Bibliography: Bibliography: p. 123-125. Item type: Книги
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Bibliography: p. 123-125

I. INTRODUCTION 8 A. Purpose and Definition 8 B. Organization of the Discussion 8 C. Foundation of Christian Standards 9

II. RECENT TRENDS ON THE ADVENTIST STANDARD ON JEWELRY 11 A. Position of the Church on Personal Adornment 11 B. Wedding Ring Controversy 12 C. Controversy over the Standard on Jewelry 16 D. Conclusion 21

III. JEWELRY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT: A DESCRIPTION OF ITS FUNCTIONS 22 A. Introduction 22 B. Uses of Jewelry in the Old Testament 22 1. Used as Adornment 22 2. Used as Currency 24 3. Evidence of Wealth 25 4. Symbol of Social Status 27 5. Symbol of Power/ Authority 31 6. Religious Function 32 7. Magical/ Apotropaic Function 35 8. Used as Offerings 37 C. Old Testament Attitude Toward Jewelry 37 D. Conclusion 42

IV. JEWELRY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT: A DESCRIPTION OF ITS FUNCTION 44 A. Introduction 44 A. Uses of Jewelry in the New Testament 44 1. Used as Adornment 44 2. Used as Currency 46 3. Evidence of Wealth 46 4. Symbol of Social Status 47 5. Symbol of Power/ Authority 48 6. Used as Offerings 49 B. New Testament Attitude Toward Jewelry 49 C. Conclusion 50

V. 1 PETER 3:1-6:AN EXEGETICAL ANALYSIS 52 A. Contextual Considerations 52 B. Analysis of the Passage 52 1. Outward Adornment 52 2. Rejection of Jewelry or Improper Use? 54 3. Source of Peter’s Command 56 4. Nature of True Adornment 59 C. Conclusion 60

VI. 1 TIMOTHY 2:9,10: AN EXEGETICAL ANALYSIS 62 A. Contextual Considerations 62 B. Analysis of the Passage 63 1. Defining Proper Adornment 63 2. Defining Improper Adornment 65 3. Adornment and Spirituality 69 C. Reason for and Purpose of the Instruction 70 D. Conclusion 73

VII. WOMEN IN THE PASTORAL EPISTLES: 1 TIM 2:11-15 AS PART OF THE CONTEXT OF 2:9,10 76 A. Introduction 76 B. Women in the Pastoral Epistles 78 C. Analysis of 1 Tim 2:11-15 80 1. Learning in Silence - 2:11, 12 80 2. Adam and Eve - 2:13,14 87 3. Childbearing - 2:15 88 D. Conclusion 90

VIII. SUMMARY OF THE BIBLICAL MATERIALS:A FOUNDATION FOR THE STANDARD OF THE CHURCH 91 A. Summary of the Biblical Teaching on Ornamental Jewelry 91 1. Diversity of Functions 91 2. General Pejorative Attitude 91 3. Not Intrinsically Evil 92 4. Restricted Usage of Jewelry 92 5. Ornamental Jewelry Is Rejected 93 B. Foundation of the Adventist Standard on Jewelry 94 C. Conclusion 97

IX. IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CHURCH AND POTENTIAL DANGERS 98 A. Some Implications 98 1. Adventist Standard on Jewelry and the Bible 98 2. Restrictive Use of Functional Jewelry 99 3. Symbol of Social Status 101 4. Principles versus Standards 102 B. Dangers Associated with the Standard on Jewelry 102 1. Sin and Jewelry 102 2. Legalism and Jewelry 103 3. Principles, Jewelry, Houses, Cars? 104 4. Gender and Jewelry 104 C. Conclusion 104

X. REASONS FOR THE BIBLICAL STANDARD ON JEWELRY ..106 A. Standard on Jewelry and God’s Will 106 B. Standard on Jewelry and Human Value 107 C. Standard on Jewelry and a Restful Life 108 D. Standard on Jewelry and Humility 108 E. Standard on Jewelry, God’s Grace and the Community of Believers .109 F. Standard on Jewelry and Re-creation 109 G. Standard on Jewelry and the Lordship of Christ 110 H. Conclusion 110

APPENDIX I. 1972 Annual Council Action on Display and Adornment 112

APPENDIX II. Action Voted at the North American Division 1986 Year-end Meeting 116

APPENDIX III. Statements from E. G. White on Jewelry and Personal Ornamentation 118

Controversy continues to grow around whether jewelry can or should have a place in the committed Christian life. This small book is designed to help the reader cut a path throughout the maze of questions, opinions, and even passions to arrive at genuinely biblical answers. It responds to requests made to the Biblical Research Institute from church leaders, pastors, and interested lay people for a review of the subject. Dr. Angel Manuel Rodriguez, director of the Institute, was requested to do a serious study of how the Bible deals with jewelry and how the Seventh-day Adventist understanding compares.

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