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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Winter 2018

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.


Winter 2018

Volume: 23 | Number: 1

Song of Songs

This issue explores egalitarian themes in Song of Songs, along with a review of Kevin Giles’ latest book and an in-depth look at 1 Corinthians 14.


Editor's Reflections | Winter 2018 (32.1)
By: Jeff Miller | January 30, 2018
Well-known New Testament scholar and friend of CBE International, Scot McKnight, in his Jesus Creed blog entry on July 19, 2016, mentions three measures of biblical “teaching about male-female relations.” 

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Green-Eyed Lovers: A Study of Jealousy in Song of Songs 8:5-7
By: Havilah Dharamraj | January 31, 2018
The Song abandons, even resists, the cultural accommodation that the rest of the OT makes to the male prerogative of jealousy within romantic love.

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My Resounding
By: Elizabeth Gentry | January 31, 2018
“A sermon on Song of Solomon! But single people aren’t supposed to read that book!” 

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Mutuality, Mystery, and Marriage: Love in the Song of Songs
By: Dawn Gentry | January 31, 2018
Regardless of its often-preached status through the centuries, I can count the number of sermons I have heard on this book on one hand. 

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A Review of Commentaries on The Song of Songs
By: Christine Marchetti | January 31, 2018
The Song of Songs stands alone among the books of the Jewish and Christian canons as an unabashed exploration of sensual human love. 

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-38 as a Pauline Quotation-Refutation Device
By: Kirk MacGregor | January 31, 2018
This article maintains that the interpolation hypothesis sets a dangerous precedent for textual scholars who evaluate manuscripts.

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A Biblical Example of a Sexually Healthy Woman for a World Where Unhealthy Sexuality Makes Headlines
By: Sara Barton | January 21, 2018
The Song is an example of lovers who talk about sex and intimacy in a healthy mutual exchange. 

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The Rise and Fall of the Complementarian Doctrine of the Trinity
By: Denise Cooper-Clarke | January 31, 2018
 I found this five-chapter account of a recent theological dispute absolutely riveting, even though I already knew how it would end! It is an extraordinary story, told by a major player in the drama.

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