I’m sure you noticed Solomon’s comments about living with a disagreeable woman. In some circles this is fodder for the fallacy that the Bible is anti-woman. I disagree, and here’s why.
This book is written by a man who was a king with not only great wisdom and great wealth, but a large amount of concubines. I’m sure that he was well acquainted with what it was life to live with easy-to-get-along with women and some who were not so much.
The purpose of this book is what? To impart wisdom. Why? Because with wisdom comes many things, one of which is peace.
Solomon was writing from a man’s perspective, so he talked about marital peace from that vantage point. He therefore mentions living with a quarrelsome woman, and the disruption of peace that causes.
One could just say, “Better to live on a corner of a roof than to share a home with a quarreling mate.” This scripture doesn’t give men the right to be quarrelsome. And it doesn’t denigrate women.
How do I know that the Bible is not anti-woman? Because in Ephesians 5:25, Paul said, “Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it.” The way Christ loved the church is the epitome of love! Husbands are to put the welfare of their wives above their own.
No. The Bible is not anti-woman.