"It must be known, that this covering of the head hath principle relation to the face, which is the best
and most conspicuous part of the head..."
(Joseph Hall, 1660)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Hall_(bishop)Joseph Hall (1 July 1574 – 8 September 1656) was an English bishop, satirist and moralist. His contemporaries knew him as a devotional writer, and a high-profile controversialist of the early 1640s. In church politics, he tended in fact to a middle way.
"It being the custom then to cover the faces of those that were put to any shame...The man's face is
used well to be uncovered...But the woman is subject unto him..."
(Richard Baxter, 1695)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_BaxterRichard Baxter (12 November 1615 – 8 December 1691) was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen". After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long and prolific career as theological writer. After the Restoration he refused preferment, while retaining a non-separatist presbyterian approach, and became one of the most influential leaders of the nonconformists, spending time in prison.
"...Divines think, that the face is that part of the head, which the Apostle here intendeth should be
covered...with a veil..."
(Matthew Poole, Annotations, 1700)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_PooleMatthew Poole (1624–1679) was an English Nonconformist theologian.
"But every woman who...prays or prophesies without a veil on her face...disclaims subjection..."
(John Wesley, Explanatory Notes, 1757)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_WesleyJohn Wesley ( /ˈwɛslɪ/; 28 June [O.S. 17 June] 1703 – 2 March 1791) was a Church of England cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. In contrast to George Whitefield's Calvinism, Wesley embraced the Arminian doctrines that were dominant in the 18th-century Church of England. Methodism in both forms was a highly successful evangelical movement in the United Kingdom, which encouraged people to experience Jesus Christ personally.
"Now the Corinthian women, in imitation of the heathen women...did cast off their veils, discovered
(William Burkitt, Expository Notes, 1832)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_BurkittWilliam Burkitt (25 July 1650 in Hitcham, Suffolk, England – 24 October 1703, Essex) was a biblical expositor and vicar in Dedham, Essex, England.
He studied at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, earning a B. A. in 1668 and M. A. in 1672. He became a Church of England curate at Milden, Suffolk, about 1672, and vicar of Dedham in 1692. Burkitt was also rector of Milden, near Lavenham, from 1672 to 1703.
Burkitt is known for his Bible commentary, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament (Gospels published 1700, Acts to Revelation published 1703). Matthew Henry wrote in the preface to his commentary that it "met with very good acceptance among serious people" and that it would "do great service to the church." In fact, he went on to say that Burkitt's Exposition was the inspiration for his own commentary on the Old Testament, to complement Burkitt's work on the New Testament. Charles Spurgeon regarded Burkitt's commentary as a "goodly volume," and recommended "attentive perusal" of it.
"It was required in females that they should cover their faces whenever they appeared in public..."
(Lucius Robinson Paige, 1867)http://www25.uua.org/uuhs/duub/artic...ciuspaige.htmlLucius Robinson Paige (March 8, 1802-1896) was a Universalist minister, biblical scholar, historian, and public official.
"...in the holy congregations of earth woman veils her face in the presence of man...The words 'covered'
and 'uncovered' should be rendered veiled and unveiled, for a woman may cover her head with a turban
and yet not conceal her face with a veil."
(F.C. Cook, 1881)http://www.ccel.org/c/cook_fc/The Rev. Frederick Charles Cook was born at Milbrook Dec. 1, 1804 and died at Exeter June 22, 1889. He studied at St. John's College. Cambridge (B.A., 1831; M.A., 1844), and was ordained in 1839. He was inspector of schools, prebendary of St. Paul's from 1856-65, preacher at Lincoln's Inn from 1860-80 and prebendary in Lincoln cathedral 1861-64. He became chaplain to the Queen in 1857, canon residentiary of Exeter in 1864, chaplain to the bishop of London in 1869 and precentor of Exeter 1872.
All quotes from here: http://www.kingdombaptist.org/sermon...heir+Faces.pdf.