Covering the Head

COVERING THE HEAD. This is mentioned only in 1Cor.11.15, where Paul says that a woman’s hair is given her for a covering. In the preceding verses he says that women should have their heads covered in public worship. At that time in Greece only immoral women were seen with their heads uncovered. Paul means that Christian women cannot afford to disregard social convention; it would hurt their testimony. In giving them long hair, a natural veil, “nature” teaches the lesson that women should not be unveiled in public assemblies.