While the Bible does not specifically address this issue, we can attempt to discern from what it does say in order to draw a possible conclusion.
" "Mike", my driver in Luxor, leaned forward and gazed sincerely in my eyes. They have sex for two minutes, just to relieve themselves, and the women lie like boards. When the Egyptians were learning to write and make bricks in 3,000 BC, they were also importing large quantities of myrrh.The earliest recorded items of Egyptian commerce included spices, gums and other fragrant plants that were reserved mainly for religious use.Scholar Karen King examines the evidence concerning women's important place in early Christianity.She draws a surprising new portrait of Mary Magdalene and outlines the stories of previously unknown early Christian women. King is Professor of New Testament Studies and the History of Ancient Christianity at Harvard University in the Divinity School.