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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 2014

An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal exploring Bible interpretation, theology, church history, and other disciplines as they address a biblical view of women’s equality and justice in the home, church, and world.

"Priscilla and Aquila instructed Apollos more perfectly in the way of the Lord." (Acts 18:26)

Academic Journals

The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of CBE International or its members.

How the Bible Text Emphasizes and Promotes Women

Summer 2014

Volume: 28 | Number: 3

How the Bible Text Emphasizes and Promotes Women

This issue of Priscilla Papers examines how the Holy Spirit–inspired biblical authors promote the voices and place of women in the Bible records.

Contents

Editor's Reflections | Summer 2014 (28.3)
By: William David Spencer | July 30, 2014
During daily devotions, even the most harried or casual reader arriving at the second and third epistles of John (2 John and 3 John) is struck by the similarities of structure and style. In 1912, Canon A. E. Brooke, in his International Critical Commentary volume, showed us exactly what we are noticing by listing all the parallel Greek [...]

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The Song of Songs Celebrates God’s Kind of Love
By: Aída Besançon Spencer | July 30, 2014
Romance novels are popular, especially among women. Romance fiction sells more than inspirational, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, or classic literary fiction. It had the largest share of the United States consumer market in 2012. What are the two basic elements in every romance novel, according to the Romance Writers of America? “A central love story and [...]

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The Significance of Three Narrative Parallels of Men and Women in Luke 1, John 3–4, and Acts 9
By: David E. Malick | July 30, 2014
Biblical narratives are constructed word after word and line after line without the aid of tables, mechanical layouts, or images that show patterns to the reader. Even though the medium is linear by necessity, the resulting narratives have contours. Even though the narratives have progression in thought, the pathway is not always straight. Narrative writers [...]

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What About Deborah?
By: J. G. Brown | June 30, 2014
Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. She used to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel came to her for judgment. (Judges 4:4–5, NASB)

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Book Review: Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life
By: Brendan Payne | July 31, 2014
When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe during the United States Civil War, he reportedly quipped, “So you’re the little woman who started this big war.” In Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life, Nancy Koester presents a biography of the famed author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin that bounds with delight [...]

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Book Review: Latina Evangélicas
By: Beth M. Stovell | July 31, 2014
In Latina Evangélicas, three Latina theologians provide new insight into the often marginalized voices of Protestant Latinas. This book speaks primarily to scholars, but has valuable content for a wider audience of students and pastors as well.

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Book Review: What Women Want: Pentecostal Women Ministers Speak for Themselves
By: John P. Lathrop | July 31, 2014
The Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) is one of the major Pentecostal bodies in the United States. This book contains the results of a study conducted in that denomination regarding women and ministry. Some books that deal with this subject focus on biblical texts to either support or limit women’s place in ministry. This [...]

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