Naming is not always about wielding authority. It can be an expression of love and appreciation, the conclusion of a process of discovery and self-discovery.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Does naming imply authority?
Some complementarians believe that naming someone implies that you have authority over them. They believe that because Adam named Eve and himself in Genesis 2:23, Adam had authority over Eve. Hebrew scholar John Hobbins blogs today on this question. John concludes: