Correspondence: 1 Cor. 11:5, 10-11; Memorial in a Book; Mary Don't Touch?

1 Corinthians 11:5; 1 Corinthians 10-11; Exodus 17:14; John 20:17
Ans. From verses 3-16 we have God's order in creation. The man was to have his head uncovered when praying, because he represented authority. The woman was to be covered as a token that she was subject to the man, her covering being a token of the power to which she was subject. Angels learn by object lessons given by the redeemed, so the man and the woman cannot do without each other. Her hair is the sign of the place which God has given her.
“Given as a veil, her hair showed that modesty, submission-a covered head that hid itself, as it were, in that submission and in that modesty-was her true position, her distinctive glory.”
A hard spirit in a man against his wife under any circumstances is forbidden of God. (Col. 3:1919Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. (Colossians 3:19).)
It is the power of Satan in the enemies of God's people seeking to destroy them. So it is from generation to generation.
Ans. Mary, in this passage, represents the new position and relationship given to the believing remnant of the Jews, and so to Christians every where. He was now taking His place as a risen and ascended One to the Father's right hand. Therefore she is not to know Him any longer after the flesh, but by faith, and their relationship is a new one that could not be known before Christ died.
“My brethren." "My Father and your Father, My God and your God.”
In Matt. 28 the women hold Him by the feet, yet He did not rebuke them, for there He appears as the Messiah. So also in John 20:2727Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. (John 20:27) with Thomas.