This paper is the basis for a DVD teaching by the same name (click here to view DVD). In this lengthy article, Tim Hegg looks at what the Scriptures teach regarding the role of women within Torah communities. Hegg begins by looking at God given roles as defined by the Torah. Hegg goes on to investigate what the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament) teach regarding the role women within the synagogue community. Most noteworthy is Hegg’s investigation into the “controversial” passages in Paul’s writings.