Originally Posted by Steven E. Webster
So there was an era prior to the modern era when people had no ideologies and they really understood the real Bible like it really is! When was that?
Sorry to lay the irony on so thick, but my point is that no interpreter, ancient or modern, is free of ideology of one sort or another. Gender ideologies may be some of the most difficult to overcome.
I agree with you entirely. That is why seeking to understand the original intention of the author is so critical (not always easy but worth the pursuit). It is also critical to understand how your own bias may affect your interpretation of the text (and this is often very difficult).
I think a lot of modern Biblical scholars are unable to see their own ideological screen that blunts the meaning of scripture.