Hello Mr. Bradford-- thank you for this article. The church I attended as a child did this. They strained Hebrew and Greek "word gnats" and swallowed many camels in the process. It is fine to look at the Hebrew and Greek, but as you say, don't miss the message because of minutiae.
1 Timothy 2:12-14 NKJV
And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.  For Adam was formed first, then Eve.  And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.
The reason Paul was against women being in authority in the church or teaching men in a formal Church setting was that it repeated the mistakes of the Garden of Eden.