I know people who have studied the Bible extensively, as well as those who have studied the law. Understanding of both are enhanced by a study of context, intent, history and such.<quoted text>I would suggest you are a complete moron then. Its not difficult to understand if you look at the entirety of it. What you did if we were to compare it to the constitution was essentially declare senators are picked by state legislatures in an effort to discredit a statement or idea that all right are inherent in the people.
Recently heard a scholar speak about the Apostle Paul and some of his conflicting pronouncements about women, marriage, etc. His take--supported by study--had to do with the various folks who copied over Paul's words either misinterpreting, or willfully inserting their own understandings and beliefs to soften what were some fairly radical, and feminist, views.
Certainly persuasive, and helped to explain some conflicts in the words.
I have heard other views, as well. Another minister suggested that Paul's beliefs about the role of women in the emerging church developed and became more liberal over time.
Not so much.