Why was the redemption price for men and women different in Leviticus 27:3-8?


Leviticus 27:3 - 8

ESV - 3 Then the valuation of a male from twenty years old up to sixty years old shall be fifty shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary. 4 If the person is a female, the valuation shall be thirty shekels.

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In Leviticus 27, God gave instructions regarding vows made on behalf of various people in dedication to the Lord. When a vow was made, a "redemption price" was paid-and the amount of the offering v...

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Why were men worth more than women in Leviticus 27:3-8?
Men are not essentially or inherently worth more than women as one might think from the passage. Function in accord with one’s ability and experience is different from one’s intrinsic value as created in the image and likeness of the Creator. This valuation was based on the amount of work that could be expected… Middle-aged workers could be most productive; men could handle the heavier work, i.e. more than the women could. 

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