In Corinth, they worshipped a god known as Dionysus. This was a god of, among other things, cross-dressing, revelry, and wine. The men had worn veils over their long flowing hair, and the women cut their hair short, and went along uncovered. No where in the Old Testament however, was long hair on men, a case where an attempt at sex-reversal involved, but this is precisely what Sha’ul has a problem with.
And for Aaron’s sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty. Exodus 28:40
And a mitre of fine linen, and goodly bonnets of fine linen, and linen breeches of fine twined linen, Exodus 39:28
They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat. Ezekiel 44:18
A man ought not to cover his head,[b] since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; 9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 1 Corinthians 11:7-9
When one divorces the words of Sha’ul from the context of which he was speaking, it would appear as if he was speaking against Yahuah’s COMMANDS that men (priests), had to cover their heads with bonnets and turbans whilst praying, worshipping and doing other activities of the temple, when in fact, Sha’ul (Paul) is simply admonishing the Corinthian believers against cross-dressing and doing pagan customs! None of the people who received this letter from Sha’ul was a priest working in the tabernacle, so the above verses in the Torah did not apply to them.
Neither the Old Testament , nor the New Testament is teaching that men (in general) should not have long hair, or that they should not wear hats.
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? 1 Corinthians 11:14
Does “nature”, as we understand it, teach that man don’t have long hair naturally? Of course not.
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. Romans 1:26-27
If Sha’ul is speaking about nature, as it is set in stone , in terms of how the most High designed the biology of men and women, in 1 Corinthians 11:4 , why did he say that it is actually man’s nature to fulfill the lusts of the flesh, which includes the sins of sodomy that he condemns as unnatural in Romans 1:26-27 ? The inherent weaknesses of translations, in combination with the importance of context strike again, because in one instance, it would seem as if he is saying that it is natural for man to do sodomy, but yet in Romans 1 he is saying that it goes against nature, and a sin.
All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow. Numbers 6:5
Did Yahuah make an ordinance of being holy and being shameful at the same time? No. This is because Paul is speaking about the purposeful switching of long hair to make males look like females, and short hair to make females look like males.
That you were pagans and you were being led without discrimination to those idols which have no voice. 1 Corinthians 12:2
The pagan religions full of rites comparable to “transgenderism” and “non-binary” abominations is what Apostle Shau’l speaks out about in 1 Corinthians 11.
1 Corinthians 10:20
But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.
For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 1 Corinthians 11:21
The Corinthians, many of which had just left a cult which worshipped the false god Dionysus along with other abominations, which included rites that required drunkenness and revelry, was manifested in people drinking much wine and food, and other people being hungry. They also had problems with eating food offered to idols. The remnants of their paganism remained, which is what Shau’l is correcting. Some female slaves at this time were humiliated by having their hair cut short, and they had no choice but to “disobey” 1 Corinthians 11’s APPARENT rules but yet Shau’l still says:
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28
This is because these women, whose “hair was given unto them as a covering”, did not cut their hair with the purpose of being more manly or usurping the role of men, which is what happened in the rituals dedicated to Dionysus.
1 Corinthians 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
Some suggest that Paul says because hair on women distracts angels , which is similar to what the Book of Enoch says (angels being attracted to women’s hair). Others say that it refers to angels recording the deeds of assemblies , and reporting what happened, whether disorderly things , or orderly things.
Women who did something shameful, such as adultery, in some cultures had their shaved off. A similar thing to this happened to French women who fornicated with Nazi soldiers during World War 2. Interestingly enough, French men who were accused of collaborating with Germans also had their heads shaved.
When Apostle Paul speaks about shame, and dishonor , he speaks about the marks of disgrace which were prevalent in Corinth’s pagan practices. He admonishes females not to appropriate maleness, and males not to appropriate femaleness. In other words, in 2017, they would call Apostle Paul and the whole Bible “transphobic.”