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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 2019

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.

Bible Translation

Spring 2019

Volume: 33 | Number: 2

Bible Translation

In this issue, authors examine the power of Bible translation, offer a compilation of supporting arguments for the sex of the apostle Junia, provide insights into relationships among the Maasai people of Kenya and how they instruct the global church, and offer an argument attributing 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 to an early reader rather than Paul. 


Editor's Reflection: Spring 2019
By: Jeff Miller | April 26, 2019
The theme of this issue of Priscilla Papers is Bible Translation. We featured this same theme four years ago, in the spring of 2015, but it is an important topic and worthy of considerable attention.

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The Power of Bible Translation
By: Aloo Mojola | April 26, 2019
Most people read a translated Bible, a domesticated Bible that by means of translators’ mediation has crossed time, space, language, and culture. Bible translators strive to provide people with access to this ancient text.

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Junia, a Female Apostle: An Examination of the Historical Record
By: Dennis J. Preato | April 26, 2019
Romans 16:7 presents two interpretive issues. Was the person named Iounian a man or a woman and was Iounian counted as “highly regarded among the apostles” or only “highly regarded by the apostles”?

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Is 1 Corinthians 14:34–35 a Marginal Comment or a Quotation? A Response to Kirk MacGregor
By: Philip B. Payne | April 26, 2019
First Corinthians 14 contains the only passage in the Bible that at face value silences women or restricts their ministry in the churches. It is important for all who believe Scripture to understand the truth about this passage.

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Lessons from Scripture for Maasai Christianity, Lessons from Maasai Culture for the Global Church
By: Joshua Robert Barron | April 26, 2019
Maasai believers need a Maasai Christianity within which they “feel at home" to “enable women to view the Bible through African eyes and to distinguish and extract from it what is liberating.”

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