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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 2016

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.

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Spring 2016

Volume: 30 | Number: 1

Paul in Context

Evangelical scholars interpret Pauline texts with particular emphasis on the apostle Paul’s ancient context.


Editor's Reflections | Spring 2016 (30.2)
By: Jeff Miller | April 30, 2016
In February of 2007, I attended CBE’s conference in Bangalore, India. The day after the conference, Mimi Haddad and I, together with a few other conference attendees, went out to explore the city. At the entrance to an indoor marketplace, an Indian woman—apparently a beggar—gestured to me in a manner I did not [...]

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Constructing Euodia and Syntyche
By: Robert F. Hull | April 30, 2016
I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book [...]

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On the Significance of Kephalē (“Head”): A Study of the Abuse of One Greek Word
By: Richard S. Cervin | April 30, 2016
In this article, I will review some general principles of semantic analysis and some other related background issues which bear on the meaning of kephalē in the NT. 

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New Creation and Inheritance
By: Caroline Schleier Cutler | April 30, 2016
A common theme in biblical narrative and prophetic literature is that God aligns with those whom Walter Brueggemann calls the “dispossessed, that is, those denied land, denied power, denied place or voice in history.” The dispossessed can also be defined as those who do not receive an inheritance, or who do not receive an [...]

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Finding Their Voices: Sermons by Women in the Churches of Christ
By: Dawn Gentry | April 30, 2016
D'Esta Love’s compendium is not only a historic record of change in the Churches of Christ, it also preserves the words of the women themselves . . . Because opportunities for women to preach in conservative churches remain infrequent, Love has collected these sermons as a way to “document that history as well as preserve their words” (25) . . . & [...]

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