Did Jesus Wear a Dress?

Claude Mariottini
Emeritus Professor
of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

A few days ago, I wrote a post and made the following statement:

According to Pastor Steve Anderson, Jesus wore pants because Deuteronomy 22:5 says that it is an abomination to God for a man to wear women’s clothing. This is what the Bible says about wearing women’s clothing:

“A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this” (Deuteronomy 22:5).

Now, my friend Darrell Pursiful at Dr. Platypus has asked the following question: “Did Jesus Wear a Dress?”

Darrell has written an excellent article in which he discusses the issue of “how men dressed in the first century.” Visit Darrel’s blog and read his article; it is an article worth reading.

Transvestism in Ancient Israel

Transvestism in Ancient Israel

Women, Pants, and Deuteronomy 22:5 – Part 1

Women, Pants, and Deuteronomy 22:5 – Part 2

Jesus Wore Pants

Women, Paris, and Pants

Women Wearing ants: The Consequence

Did Jesus Wear a Dress?

NOTE: For other studies on syncretism in Israel and Judah, read my post Syncretism in the Old Testament.

Claude Mariottini
Emeritus Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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2 Responses to Did Jesus Wear a Dress?

  1. David Emme says:

    I was amazed to find Iranians created pance according to Wikipedia-maybe if Steve Anderson(I refuse to call him a pastor or I will have to apologize to every [pastor I ever sat under) maybe if Anderson preaches against Islam and Iran, we can show unity by refusing to wear pance ever again!(This is a joke of course)


  2. David,

    What can be said about Anderson? I am sure that he has already preached about Islam and Iran; we just have not heard those sermons yet.

    Claude Mariottini


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