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Complementarians protest when we insist that Priscilla was not only a doctrinal teacher but also a pastor/elder. Terran will share more during his workshop at CBE's 2022 International Conference.

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To read Priscilla’s story through a lens of male-only leadership diminished her calling and also Paul’s. It also obstructs, demeans, and even abuses God’s welcome to women leaders and their male allies then and now!

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Oral tradition is important for an egalitarian understanding of the Bible—its origins, development, nature, and relevance—because women were among the key players in this stage of the Bible’s development.

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If you’ve spent any time in church (or in the New Testament text) you’ve heard of the famous couple, Priscilla and Aquila.

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Apollos and Aquila, as well as Luke who records this story, do not appear to be in any way concerned that Priscilla, a woman, took the lead in ministering to Apollos, a man.

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Early in his writings, Paul authored Galatians, a book primarily dedicated to explaining to Jewish Christians that their uncircumcised Gentile brothers were not second class members of the church. Paul directly refutes this concept of hierarchy in Christian community in Galatians 3:28.

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Introduction

My field of research is Adolf von Harnack’s hypothesis that Priscilla is the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews.1 I argue for the theory. There are two main objections to the Priscilla theory that I want to state and refute in order to assure its plausibility.

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What does Luke mean when he says that Priscilla and Aquila taught Apollos “the way more fully?” We will answer this question by studying the wider as well as the immediate historical context of the text.

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I wish to focus here on the distinctive theology of Hebrews and how it relates to gender equality. To name Hebrews “Priscilla’s Letter” has its own implications for gender equality. Here is a brief recapitulation of my argument.

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The emphasis in the New Testament is not on competition—it is rather on such qualities as unity, cooperation, and teamwork. These qualities remind me of my favorite Bible couple, Aquila and Priscilla.

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