INTRODUCTION

   TO HEADCOVERING

  Written by Ye'hosheba

This teaching is geared more to the woman's covering.  However, just below you will see an addendum at the end of the teaching on the question of men's headcovering.

From  "The Second Jewish Book of Why?" by Alfred J. Kolatch

Orthodoxy demands that the womans head be kept covered at all times.

In biblical and talmudic times for a woman to expose her hair was considered a humiliation.  Taken from Isaiah 3:17.  

[PLEASE REFER TO ADDENDUM AT THE END OF TEACHING REGARDING MEN'S COVERINGS.]

Yarmulke, called a Kipa in Hebrew, is a skullcap worn by male Jews.  Exodus 28:4, part of the wardrobe of the High Priest.  The more traditional view is that the word yarmulke is a distorted form of the Hebrew words yaray may 'Elokim, "in fear (awe) of Yahweh ."

Today, Orthodox Jews and many Conservative Jews believe that covering the head is an expression of  'yirat Shama'yim' (("fear of or reverence for Yahweh" ))

The key to seeing and appreciating the value of the head covering is simply understanding the two reasons: 

     1. To demonstrate Yahweh’s order of authority 

      2.and because of the angels  

We see later in chapter that wearing a headcovering was not even a debatable subject . All the other ekklesia's understood and practiced the headcovering. 

There are two points to remember at the beginning and continue throughout this teaching.

1.      These truths are not cultural dependent but are eternal

2.      There is an inner seal and outer seal of the eternal things of Elohim.

HEAD COVERING

We will be discussing two Greek words in this chapter in regard to two headcoverings   katakaluptos and peribolaion  

            I Cor. 11:1  Be ye followers…. Imitators

            I Cor. 11:2 - Hold firmly (II Thess. 2:15 - hold firmly…..)Traditions - The handing down of statements; beliefs; legends; 

            customs; etc. from generation to generation, especially by the word of mouth or by practice, especially regarding things 

            eternal.

        a)      among Jews a body of laws and doctrines, held to have been received from Moses (Moshe) and originally handed

             down orally from generation to generation.

        b)  Among the assemblies--- a body of teachings held to have been delivered by Mashiach and His apostles (talmidim)                          but not originally committed to writing.

            I C  or. 11:3, 8-9, 11 - STRUCTURE OF YAHWEH'S GOVERNMENT

                    a)      The foundational reason for all the instruction in verse 3;  YHWH has established a hierarchy, an order 

of                       authority and accountability.

                    b)      Women have two options in their attitude towards their head (authority):

    1)      rebelliousness that must be won over (as men show towards Mashiach)

    2)      or loving submission to an equal (as Mashiach shows towards the Father)

                     c)   What YHWH is looking for from man in his great plan is voluntary submission; this is what Yahushua expressed,

                           and this is what Elohim looks for from both men and women, but in different ways.  Remember being under authority 

                           doesn't equal inferiority, only carnal, worldly views of authority equate submission and inferiority.  Showing

                           submission to an equal as a godly husband is not being inferior, but the two become one (equal).   Let me add here 

                           that widows demonstrates submission to Heavenly Father because she has no husband and to show subjection

                           to man who is in authority corporately - provided that Shepherd is following HIS head (Yahushua HaMashiach) 

                           (KNOW THE WORD!)                                                                             

                         

Wha     What does the structure of Yahweh’s government have to do with headcovering?  What is the connection?  The Bible says

            that the headcovering serves as 'a symbol of authority' on the woman's head (I Cor. 11:10).  By willingly wearing a scarf or

            shawl on her head as a sign of her submission to her godly husband and Abba [Father], the woman  manifesting Yahweh's

            government on earth.  If the woman is a widow, she shows submission to Yahweh as her head. She is declaring that she

            humbly accepts Yahweh’s appointed position for her in the Body, just as the Messiyah humbly accepted His appointed

            position under Abba's [Father's] authority.  Symbolic acts which man decrees may be of little or no value, but symbolic

            acts that Yahweh decrees are more than mere symbolic acts.  Yahweh has decreed that believers identify with the

            Messiyah’s death and resurrection by means of baptism in visible, tangible water.  He has decreed that believers show

            Yahushua’s death (I Cor. 11:26) by means of the visible, tangible bread and cup.  He has decreed that man wear

            a tallit with fringes to serve as a visible, tangible reminder of mans devotion to the Commandments.  In a similar way,

            he has decreed that the woman wear a headcovering to serve as a visible, tangible declaration of Yahweh’s authority on earth.

            It serves as a visible declaration to all the universe of Yahweh's entire system of authority!  Yahweh has not called

            upon Messiyah or man to wear a headcovering to demonstrate His divine arrangement of government.  He assigns this

            privilege only to the woman.  Watchman Nee writes: "God calls upon the sisters to show this arrangement.  It is through

            the sisters that Yahweh's governmental system is to be displayed."

            When the woman of Yahweh understands these marvelous truths, she will not view the headcovering as an annoying 

             inconvenience or legalistic bondage.  She will wear it as a badge of her Yahweh-given authority, and it will truly become an

an         effective "token of control" and a "means of exercising power" in the spiritual realm as she joyfully moves forward, 

             praying and prophesying with power and authority.

                I Cor. 11:4 ---- 2596 Ka ta  (down ) ka-lup-to (cover)… . Male prostitutes in Greece (Corinth) wore long

                head coverings which is contrary to Yahweh’s Word. 

                Ez. 24:17 &22,23  men wore headcoverings called 'turbans' - David and his men.   Lev. 10:6  'Then Moses (Moshe)

                said to Aaron and his sons'……'do not uncover your heads'.

                A man was not to cover his head with a shawl or scarf and anything that hangs down like a woman.  He dishonors 

\               his head (Yahushua)   Men were not to wear clothing like a woman, neither woman to wear clothing like a man.  

                Zech. 3:1-5 READ

                NASB (New American Standard Bible) 1Cor. 11:4 Every man who has (something) on his head while praying or 

                prophesying disgraces his head ( head being Mashiach).

                HRV (Hebrew Version Bible by James Trimm) 1Cor. 11:4 Every man who prays or prophesies while head is veiled 

                (Aramic; covered, concealed, hidden, secret, veiled) dishonors his head ~ meaning something hanging down.

CJB        (Complete Jewish Bible by David Stern) 1Cor. 11:4  Every man who prays or prophesies wearing something over

                his head brings shame to his head.  We must read scripture in context.  These scriptures are talking about the same

                thing, referring to a covering that hangs down to his shoulders or longer.

                 I Cor. 11:5- 6       2572 -  Ka-ta---(down)   ka-lup-'to---(to cover up,)                                                                                   

                -2619 - ka-ta-kalup-to---- cover wholly, hide     Together it is ka-ta - kalupto (hanging down).  This is exactly what 

                a scarf or shawl does--it hangs down from the top of the head and covers the womans hair.

                Another word ------2928 -  krup-'to----to conceal by covering, hide

 

CUTTING OFF THE HAIR

            If a woman refuses to demonstrate being under authority, she may as well be shorn of her hair, which was the punishment

            of an adulteress, prostitute or lesbian.  In putting away the veil, she puts away the badge of her subjection to her husband

             and YHWH.  So Paul says, it you will forsake the veil, go all the way--and identify yourself fully with the world.  In verse

             six (6); if Paul meant that the woman's only headcovering were the hair itself, this verse would be saying, "If a woman does

             not have hair on her head, let her also have her hair cut off."  It is linguistically impossible to say that the woman's headcovering

             is nothing more than her hair.  If the hair were the only 'covering' then an 'uncovered' woman would be a woman who

             already had her hair cut off.  It would be like saying, "Let the bald man get a haircut" or "Let the beardless man shave his 

             beard."

            What verse six (6) means is this: if the woman refuses to wear a scarf or shawl, she should also remove the natural covering,

             her hair.  In other words, she should wear both coverings or none at all.  Watchman Nee  comments on this verse with these 

            strong words:  "Today people keep neither of these two commands of the Bible.  If a sister will not cover her hair but shears

             or shaves it, she may yet be reckoned as hearkening to the words of the Bible.  But today woman neither shaves nor covers 

             her hair…. A double disobedience."

            We know from both the KJV Bible and the Talmud that this is true.  In Numbers 5:18, we are told that a woman suspected

             of being unfaithful to her husband was to have her head uncovered by the priest.  This tells us that a woman's normal 

            clothing in Biblical times included a headcovering, for how else could the priest 'uncover the woman's head?'  We see from

             this passage that a woman's uncovered head marks her as one suspected of being unfaithful to her husband.  Today's

             modern culture may attach no meaning at all to an uncovered head, but from a Biblical viewpoint, it represents suspicion

             of  unfaithfulness.  This is why Paul says, "Judge for yourselves:  is it proper for a woman to pray to Yahushua with head

              uncovered?"  So important was the headcovering that some rabbis said that blessings should not be uttered in the presence of a 

              bareheaded woman.  

            Song of Solomon  5:7  In KJV the word 'veil'. [translated in NAS {New American Standard} as 'shawl']  7289  'raw-deed'.

\            'sense of spreading' to extend as a covering (Websters Dictionary)root word 'raw-dad.  Means to 'overlay'; tread in pieces;

             to conquer; subdue. 'Overlay' means to lay or place one thing over or upon another; something laid over something else; 

            covering; a superimosed deocrative layer (Websters Dictionary) Tread means to step or walk so as to press, crush, or

             injure something (Websters Dictionary) also to tread means to step or walk so as to press, crush, trample or injure something.

The watchmen who go about the city found me,

They struck me and wounded me;

The keepers of the walls took away my shawl/covering/veil from me.

            The unfaithful watchmen are carnal-minded religious leaders who have taken the shawl/covering/veil off women's heads

             by telling them that wearing a headcovering is irrelevant today.  This error has unnecessarily exposed the Bride of Messiyah

             to suffering and harassment ['they struck me and wounded me'] that could be reduced or eliminated by wearing the

             headcovering and believing in everything it stands for.

            The abandonment of this practice has weakened all that it represents in the spiritual realm

            I Cor. 11:7----The opposite of verse 6  

ANGELS

            I Cor. 11:10----'power on her head because of the angels'  Jews and Christians are of the opinion that many of these

             ministering spirits are present in their assemblies.  Their presence should restrain Christians from all indecencies of worship

             of Elohim .  Angels delight in the orderly subordination of the ranks of Elohim worshippers in their respective places and

             apparently are offended by any violation of propriety. Elohim has eternal things to teach the universe through us. 

            (Eph. 3:10-11; 1Cor. 4:9;  I Peter 1:12---- Things into which angels long to look.  Angles care about the affairs of men.       

             Angels rejoicing in the word and Elohims earth and having delight in the sons of  men.

             Zech. 3:1-5  Yehoshua the High Priest in verse 5 "Let them put a clean turban on his head."

             turban   Hebrew 6797 ----tsaw-neef or tsaw-nofe. From 6801; tsaw-naf  a headdress ~  i.e. piece of cloth wrapped

            around; diadem, miter. To wrap Geneses 6:4  Nephilim (naphal)  -  Cast down; cast out; fallen down, away; lost.

            Numbers 13:33 (Nehpilim)   Those who do not take the scriptures seriously may be amused by the idea that the

            presence or absence of a piece of cloth can affect angelic and demonic activity.  After all, if angels and demons are real,

            do they really need to see a headcovering to tell them the woman is submitted to authority?  Don't they already know such

            thingsEven unfallen angels are not omniscient; there are many things they do not know.  The bible tells us that the good

            news of the Messiyah contains "things into which angels long to look" [I Peter 1:12]  'The secret things belong unto the

            Yahweh our Elohim."  Moses (Moshe) tells us, "but those things which are revealed belong to Yahweh and that which

            is revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law" [Deut. 29:29].  There

            are 'secret things' which He has not revealed to angels, and other things which He has revealed to them.  YAHWEH

            HAS DECIDED THAT He will show the angels and demons His authority, and woman's submission to His authority,

            by means of a visible, tangible covering on the woman's head.  To the natural mind, a piece of cloth on a woman's head

            may seem to be a weak, foolish instrument for imparting divine revelation of Yahweh’s authority to angelic and demonic

            beings.  But the Bible tells us that "Yahweh has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and Yahweh

            has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty.". [I Cor. 1:27]  It is written in [Acts 19:12]

            that when handkerchiefs or aprons which Paul had touched were brought to the sick and the possessed, "….the diseases

            left them and the evil spirits went out."  This passage confirms the fact that a piece of cloth can, indeed, be used as an

            instrument to display Yahushua’s authority to evil spirits, and affect what happens in the spiritual realm which in turn affects

            what takes place in the physical realm. One does not need to understand all the mechanics of exactly how and why

            Yahweh’s way works, in order to walk in them.  But if we walk in them, we can expect results.  What results can we

            expect to take place when Yahweh’s authority is displayed to the angels, fallen and unfallen, by the means of the woman's

            headcovering?  Let's first look at the effect on the  unfallen angels. Hebrews 1:14 describes angels as ministering spirits

            sent forth to minister to them who shall be heirs of salvation.  We see in both the Old and New Testament that angels

            have a very active and vital role in ministering to Yahweh's (Elohim) people.  We see angels bringing messages of prophecy,

            hope, encouragement, deliverance, instruction, rebuke,         and warning to people.  We also see them directly intervening

            and acting on behalf of Yahweh’s people by smiting the enemies of Yahweh’s both physical (people) and spiritual (demonic

            powers).  Why is it important for ministering  angels to see the woman's headcovering?   When the angels are sent forth

            to minister, the covering on the head of the woman tells the angels that this woman is submitted to Yahweh’s delegated

            authority, and that she is therefore in a position to receive ministry from the ministering spirits. One may ask, 'Why do

            angels need to see a headcovering?  Can't Yahweh simply tell the angels  that the woman is submitted?"  He certainly

            could tell them if He wanted to, but He has decided that someone else should tell them.  He has instructed the woman

            herself to tell the angels, by actually wearing a headcovering. When the angels see the headcovering, it serves as a token

            or badge of the woman's Yahweh-given authority.  In effect it functions as a signal flag which tells the angels that they are

            now under Yahweh’s orders to move and act on behalf of this woman, because she is under Yahweh's delegated authority.

            The woman who covers her head in obedience to Yahushua should expect to receive more angelic ministry than she would

            receive without a headcovering.  As she prays, prophesies, and testifies, she should expect angels to move and act in

            conjunction with her prayers, prophesying, and testifying.  The woman who does not cover her head deprives herself of

            blessings that could be hers through the ministry of angels.

 

EFFECT ON THE FALLEN ANGELS

To understand the effect of the woman's headcovering on fallen angels, we must consider the relationship of the first woman, Eve, with the first fallen angel, HaSatan [Satan].  Both Old and New Testaments tell us that through the serpent, Eve was deceived by this fallen angel. [Gen 3:13: I Tim. 2:14].

What was it that made the woman vulnerable to deception?  IT WAS SIMPLY THE FACT THAT SHE WAS ACTING INDEPENDENTLY FROM, RATHER THAN IN SUBMISSION TO THE MAN'S  [ADAM HER HUSBAND'S] AUTHORITY, The deception would not have taken place, for we are told that "Adam was not deceived" [I Tim. 2:14]. The headcovering is now Yahweh's ordained means of showing the fallen angles that a woman is under both man and Yahweh's (Elohim) authority.  The sight of a visible covering on a woman's head announces to the fallen angels that this woman, unlike Eve, is not going to act independently from Yahweh's (Elohim) authority.  The headcovering tells the fallen angels that this woman is in her rightful position of authority, and she is not in a position [as Eve was] to be tempted and harassed and deceived as easily as an uncovered woman would be.  Therefore, the woman who covers her head in obedience to Yahushua should expect a greater degree of freedom from demonic temptation, harassment, and deception.  Ignoring the Bible's instruction about the headcovering invites unnecessary trouble from fallen angels, just as HEEDING the instructions invites ministry from unfallen angels.

 There are other angels that have fallen who are bound in 'chains of darkness' waiting the Judgment   [2 Peter 2:4] These are the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation' [Jude 6].  Jude confirms that Sodom and Gomorrah followed the example of these fallen angels '…in like manner…' giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh' [Jude 7]. 

Because of the sin of those angels was leaving their Yahweh-appointed place in order to have illicit relationships with women; the woman's headcovering is of great significance, for it says that the woman is in her Yahweh-appointed place.  The headcovering reminds all fallen angels that woman's appointed place is with man, not with angels.  By covering her head, the woman declares to the angels that she submits to Yahweh's authority, and therefore, she will not submit to the authority of fallen angels.  In addition, every woman with a covered head gives a silent but powerful testimony against those angels who are now bound in chains of darkness.  It puts the fallen angels to shame, and vindicates Yahweh's righteous judgment against those who would leave their Yahweh-appointed place and rebel against Yahweh’s order of authority.  Watchman Nee perceived the importance of this truth by saying 'This is a most excellent testimony to the fallen and to the unfallen ones'.  No wonder HaSatan [Satan] persistently opposes the matter of headcovering.  It really puts him to shame.  We are doing what he has failed to do. (By staying in Yahweh's appointed place).  What Yahweh did not receive from angels, He now has from the body of believers.

I Cor. 11: 11-12---Nevertheless, neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman without the man in YHWH.  Paul thinks it fit to guard his argument with a caution lest the inference be carried too far.  He strikes a balance:  men and women need each other in the ekklesia.  Even after he has stressed the subordination of women, Paul goes on to stress even more directly the essential partnership of man and woman.  Neither can live without the other.  It there is subordination, it is in order that the partnership may be more fruitful and lovely for both..  The man was intended to be a comfort, and help, and defense to the woman.  They were made to be a mutual comfort and blessing, not one a slave and the other a tyrant.  Both were to be one flesh (Gen. 2:24).  All was ordained by the divine wisdom and power of YHWH.  The authority and subjection should be no greater than are suitable to two in such near relation and close union to each other.  Note, as it is the will of Elohim that the woman know her place, so it is His will also that the man abuse not his power.  A man who can only rule by stamping his foot had better remain single.  But a man who knows how to govern his house by the love of Elohim, through sacrificial submission to YHWH, is the man who is going to make a perfect husband. Likewise, the woman who cannot submit to an authority like that had better remain single.  G. Campbell Morgan recalls the story of the older woman who had never married, explaining "I never met a man who could master me."  She really had the right idea.  

I Cor. 11:14-15---       2572 -  Ka-ta---(down)   ka-lup-'to---(to cover up, hide) -2619 - ka-ta-kalup-to---- cover wholly, hide.    Together it is ka-ta (down) kalupto (cover).  This is exactly what a scarf or shawl does--it hangs down from the top of the head and covers the womans hair

Another word ------2928 -  krup-'to----to conceal by covering, hide Greek 4018  prefix 'peri' …..'round about' and the verb 'abllo', 'to place'.  Something someone places around him, a covering, a mantle.  The Greek word translated 'covering' in  verse15 is peribolaion, a word that is different from and related to katakalupto, the 'covering spoken of in all the pervious verses.  If Paul had meant that the hair is the only covering a woman needs, he would have used the word katakalupto, the term he uses all six (6) times that the 'covering' is mentioned in the preceding verses.  But Paul does not write 'her hair is given her for a katakalupto.'  He uses a totally different word, peribolaion, when he tells us the hair is a 'covering'.  Paul switches to another term for a reason.  He wants to make sure we do not confuse the woman's natural covering, her hair peribolaion, with the scarf or shawl katakalupto which she willingly places on her head.  The fact becomes even more apparent when we look at the meanings and uses of these two different Greek words. Peribolaion, the word that refers to the woman's hair as natures veil or covering, uses the prefix peri [''around," as in our English word perimeter].  The long hair functions as a frame that flows around the perimeter or border of the woman's face.  Also refers to the woman's hair is long enough to drape around shoulders like a shawl. The word peribolaion appears only twice in the New Testament, but it appears twelve (12) times in the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Bible which was used and quoted by New Testament writers.  It is significant that the word peribolaion is used in Deut. 22:12 [Strongs #3682 from #3680---to cover as with a garment] to refer to the tallit, the four-cornered, fringed cloak worn by men [man-Strongs #1121--ben-bane means a son (as a builder of the family name].  [Look at 1 & 251]. in Strongs.  Paul was familiar with the Greek Septuagint, and most certainly was aware of the use of peribolaion to refer to the tallit.  So when Paul writes that the woman's long hair is given to her anti [literally, 'instead of''] peribolaion, he is telling us this: the woman is given long hair to flow around her head and shoulders instead of the peribolaion/tallit, the four-cornered, fringes cloak that men are commanded to wear.  Therefore, Paul is not saying in I Cor. 11:15 that the hair is the only covering a woman needs.  On the contrary, he is saying that the hair is NOT a substitute for the katakalupto [scarf/shawl], but it is given to the woman to wear instead of the peribolaion/tallit. This verse also points out that Yahweh [Elohim] uses the woman's naturally long hair to show that He expects the woman to cover her head with a covering, and He uses the man's absence of long hair to show that the man should not be covered with a scarf/shawl/veil hanging down over his head like a woman.  Another proof that the headcovering is more than the hair is in Numbers 5:18 KJV; we are told that a woman suspected of being unfaithful to her husband was to have her head uncovered by the priest.  This tells us that a woman's normal clothing in biblical times included a headcovering, for how else could the priest 'uncover the woman's head?'. We see from this passage that a woman's uncovered head marks her as one suspected of being unfaithful to her husband.  Could it be that a woman that went bareheaded would be considered a prostitute?  According to what we are reading here is that was a very likely situation and how one knew a prostitute by whether her head was covered or not.  Paul says 'Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to Yahweh [Elohim] with head uncovered'?  Paul expects the answer to be obvious at least to those familiar with the meaning of an uncovered head.  

I Cor. 11:16------Contentious - the Greek term implies a usage, rather than a mental habit.  It was the common usage of the ekklesia for women to appear in public assemblies, and join in public worship veiled:  'No other practice/custom' - We have 'no other practice' than that described above i.e., headcoverings on women.- as that of women praying/prophesying uncovered  . Paul appeals to apostolic authority, so don't be contentious - the ekklesias have adopted their custom according to YHWH's truth.  Paul was saying to the ekkleisa in Corinth; all other ekklesias he had established had no other custom or practice than that described above.  The congregations had no custom of allowing people to be contentious about the subject.  Which leaves us with the same conclusion, the subject is not open to debate. IT IS TIME FOR THE WOMAN OF YAHWEH TO DRESS FOR BATTLE AND DECLARE WAR ON THE ENEMY.  The woman's 'uniform' as it were, is modest apparel [I Tim. 2:9], including a headcovering that shows her 'rank' in Yahweh's army.  Then fully dressed for battle and with faith in the Captain of Yahweh’s Host, let her rightfully move into her place of authority as a holy woman of Yahweh

SONG OF SOLOMON - 8:11  

8:11 "SOLOMON HAD A VINEYARD AT BAAL-HAMON; HE LET OUT THE VINEYARD UNTO KEEPERS; EVERY ONE FOR THE FRUIT THEREOF WAS TO BRING A THOUSAND PIECES OF SILVER."

The principle (1,000) pieces of silver) referred to here, is found in the life of Abraham, who committed the same sin twice, once in Egypt and once in the land of the Philistines.  In Egypt, Abram conceived a deceitful plan to protect his life.  By refusing to acknowledge his marriage to Sarah, his wife, and saying she was his sister, he brought much suffering to the house of Pharaoh.  The sin was brought to light and Pharaoh sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had' (Gen. 12:10-20)  Because Abram refused to acknowledge his marriage union, he almost forced his wife into the sin of adultery.  Years later we find him resorting to the same deceitfulness among the Philistines.  Abimelech, the king, took Sarah thinking she was Abraham's sister.  "But Yahweh (Elohim) came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife' (Gen. 20:3).  From the beginning, Abraham taught his wife to deny the marriage relationship.  Verse 13, Abimelech "restored him Sarah his wife."

VEIL AS AN OUTER SIGN, OUTER SYMBOL OF SEPARATION (0R SET APART):

"And unto Sarah he said, behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, it is to thee a COVERING" (3682 [kes-oooth from 3680 [kaw-saw to cover for clothing or secrecy ; a cover(garment) a veiling-covering) of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all others; this she was reproved' (Gen. 20:16).  (In other words, a covering to the eyes of all who saw).  Abimelech gave Abraham 1,000 pieces of silver that he might provide a covering, or a veil, for his wife, Sarah.  This veil indicated to all that Sarah was the wife of Abraham.  Silver was symbol of redemption, for when the children of Israel had to redeem something, they used silver (Lev. 27).  The number 1,000 refers to the millennial reign of Yahushua and signifies peace; therefore, Sarah's veil was a two-fold picture.  Number one - of redemption and peace and number two - protection and a sign to all other  men she belonged to Abraham her husband.  Never again was she to be subjected to the denial of her marriage which brought such strife; she can wear the veil of redemption and peace. The keepers of the vineyard, those who have the privilege of working in Solomon's vineyard and eating the fruit, must give a thousand pieces of silver, with which Solomon will purchase a veil for his wife as Abraham did for Sarah.  This was an outer sign, so that everywhere she goes everyone will know she is Solomon's wife, the King's wife. Remember, it was the KEEPERS of the wall, the vineyard, who had beaten and wounded the Spouse-Bride and had taken away her veil, now the King demanded that every one of the keepers FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF EATING OF THE FRUIT OF HIS VINEYARD, must bring a THOUSAND PIECES OF SILVER with which he will PROVIDE A VEIL a VEIL OF PEACE, a VEIL OF PROTECTION which will insure his Spouse-Bride of peace and safety in all places.  Never again will she have to be beaten and wounded and robbed of this veil, because it is given by the Husbandman-Bridegroom.  This veil will be an eternal protection, inclosing her from the eyes of all others and separating her completely for her Husband.  This is the perfect picture of Yahushua and his Bride in eternity.  Yah'hoshua  has purchased the redemption of His Bride by His own life's blood and the right to place the headcovering/veil on his lovely Bride for all heaven and earth to visibly see. 

Summary:

            1.  The woman's submission to Yahweh's delegated authority

2.  The woman's authority in prayer and prophecy

3.  The woman's right to receive ministry from angels

4.  The woman's protection from demonic powers

5.  The display of God's government and His righteous judgment against all who rebel.

A PERSONAL TESTIMONY BY DANIEL BOTKIN (AUTHOR OF 'THE VALIDITY AND THE VALUE OF THE WOMAN'S HEADCOVERING)

            In 1987 my wife suffered for several months from a chronic illness that doctors could not cure or diagnose.  The main symptom was extreme difficulty breathing, accompanied by rasping deep inside the chest.  There were also occasional flu-like symptoms, such as severe vomiting.  She was given different kinds of medication, but none helped.  She was tested for tuberculosis and other diseases, but no explanation could be found.  Thinking that perhaps she was allergic to something in the house, we moved.  The symptoms still continued.  Since the doctors could not cure or diagnose the illness, we simply continued to pray for healing as we had been doing all along.

            For some reason, it occurred to me that our unanswered prayer might somehow be connected to the fact that my wife did not wear a headcovering.  I cannot recall how or why this thought occurred to me, but it made a strong enough impression on me that I said something to my wife about it.  I suggested that perhaps we would have better results if she covered her head when we prayed together each day.

            My wife's response was polite but typical:  "How could that make any difference?"  The idea that wearing a piece of cloth on her head might bring about healing seemed foolish to her.  I gently reminded her that dipping seven times in the Jordan River to heal leprosy seemed like a foolish idea to Naaman, but when he did it, he was healed (2Kings 5:10-14).  I mentioned other biblical examples of seemingly foolish actions that brought about the blessings of God.  I explained that things which we do in the physical realm affect what happens in the unseen spiritual realm in ways we cannot understand.

            "I can't guarantee that it will make any difference," I said.  "But it certainly isn't going to hurt anything.  What have we got to lose?"

            In submission to my authority, she began wearing a scarf each day as we prayed together.  Within a matter of days, we noticed that the rasping sound had disappeared, and her breathing returned to normal again.  As of this writing (1995), the illness has never returned, and I do not expect it to.

            The sickness, which physicians could neither diagnose nor treat, left of its own accord when my wife covered her head.  Is this mere coincidence, or did the headcovering really make a difference.  Of course there is no way to prove whether or not wearing a piece of cloth was what made the disease depart.  But we know that when pieces of cloth were brought from Paul, 'diseases departed' and 'evil spirits went out' (Acts 19:12).  There is no reason to believe that (Elohim) cannot bring similar results from a cloth on a woman's head when it is worn in faith and in submission to YHWHs delegated authority.

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT SPECIFICS

          Headcoverings often raises questions that need specific answers.  Like; at what age should a woman be expected to wear a

          headcovering?  Should the headcovering be of any particular size or shape?  Should the headcovering be worn only during

          prayer and worship, or at other times as well?  These types of questions usually are up to the elders of each community to

          make these kinds of decisions, and they claim it gives each community a sense of identity and belonging..  The only specific

          instruction in the bible is the Greek word ka'ta'ka'lup'to tells us that it should be something which 'hangs down over' the

          head.  That wouldn't include headbands, decorative bows etc.  

          Conclusion:  Four submissions that give authority and power:

1.      To Yahweh

2.      To husband/or Yahweh as husband

3.      To congregational authority

4.      To have authority with Yahweh  and angel

 

ADDENDUM

MEN’S HEAD COVERING:

The question of whether or not men should wear head coverings is one that has been posed to the Shul group quite often.  I have resolved to post some notes about this issue. 

            I Corinthians 11:4 ---- 2596 Ka ta  (down ) ka-lup-to (cover)… . In Corinth there were Temple male prostitutes and

 they wore veils like women (non-prostitutes) that hang down.  Ezekiel 24:17  …..bind on your turban,…….  & 23 ‘and

 your turbans will be on your head….. men wore headcoverings called 'turbans' –    Leviticus 10:6  'Then Moshe/Moses

 said to Aharon/Aaron and his sons'……'do not uncover your heads'.

It is apparent that they were to keep their heads covered.  A man was not to cover his head with a shawl or scarf and anything

 that hangs down like a woman.  He dishonored his head (Ya’hushua). Men were not to wear clothing like a woman, neither

woman to wear clothing like a man.  Zechariah 3:1-5  Verse 5 ~~ Then I said (Zechariah), “Let them put a clean turban

 on his (Joshua the High Priest’s) head,”    So they put on a clean turban on his head and clothe him with garments,

 while the angel of YHWH was standing by.

THE SCRIPTURES (ISR) 1Cor. 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, brings shame to his

head. (Mashiach/Christ, my emphasis). Please take note; nowhere here does it say that a man should NOT wear a covering

of ANY kind, but emphasis is on the fact a man should not wear something that HANGS DOWN like a womans veil.  We

have descriptions of what kind(s) of headgear that should be worn by men.  We know in fact according in Leviticus 28:40

(ISR) ~~……and you shall make caps (Strongs #4021; mig-ba’ah) for them, for glory and for beauty. – that a covering

 was ordered of YHWH.  You may say, but that was for the priests…….lets go to (ISR) 1 Peter/Kefa 2:9 ~~ but you are a

 CHOSEN RACE, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, a SET-APART NATION, a people for a POSSESSION, that you should

 proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light,……….  1 Peter/Kefa (ISR)

2:5 ~~ you also, as living stones, are being built up, a spiritual house, a set-apart PRIESTHOOD, to offer up spiritual slaughter offerings acceptable to Elohim(God) through Ya’hoshua (ﬠשּׁהּיּ).                         

HBR (Hebrew Version Bible by James Trimm) 1Corinthians 11:4 Every man who prays or prophesies while head is veiled

 (Aramic; covered, concealed, hidden, secret, veiled) (this means like a woman) dishonors his head.  Meaning something

hanging down.  In other words, the man is not to veil his head to cover, conceal, hide his hair, but wearing a kippa or a

bicharim, turban, is not covering all his hair.

CJB ( Complete Jewish Bible by David Stern) 1Corinthians 11:4  Every man who prays or prophesies wearing something

over his head brings shame to his head.  We must read scripture in context.  These scriptures are talking about the same thing,

 referring to a covering that hangs down to his shoulders or longer and is not saying NO covering at all.  We can hardly say

this, knowing that YHWH told Moshe/Moses to make a turban for Aharon/Aaron the High Priest, for esteem and beauty. 

Also the sons of Aharon’s/Aaron’s who were priests were to wear a type of turban.  The scriptures also reads that the

covering was not only for beauty, glory, dignity and splendor, but for set-apartness; to be set apart – to look different from

the males in the rest of the camp.  In today’s world, the male wearing the appropriate covering, would most certainly set him

 apart, distinguish him from the ‘worldly crowd’ and set him apart unto YHWH.  

I Corinthians 11:5- 6       2572 -  Ka-ta---(down)   ka-lup-'to---(to cover up, hide)

 

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