Paul’s Conflicting Statements on Female Public Speaking and Silence, in: Tyndale Bulletin 65 (2014) 247-274:
(Abstract) How could in 1 Corinthians women at the same time be permitted to prophecy (1 Cor. 11:5) and prohibited from asking questions (1 Cor. 14:34-35)? Read against their ancient cultural background the two texts reveal a common basic principle which lies behind both of them. According to Paul, female public speaking without male consent was unacceptable (1 Cor. 14:34-35) whereas female public speaking with male consent was tolerable if female chastity was preserved (1 Cor. 11:5).