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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 2013

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.

New Testament

Summer 2013

Volume: 27 | Number: 3

New Testament

In this issue, a number of fine scholars explore the implications of what the New Testament teaches us about women and men ministering together.


Editor's Reflections | Summer 2013 (27.3)
By: William David Spencer | July 31, 2013
The dream of every truly Christian parent is to raise godly offspring—children who live wholeheartedly for Christ no matter what the cost. This dream was fulfilled by the daughters of a father named Pudens.

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An Examination of Jesus’s  View of Women through Three Intercalations in the Gospel of Mark
By: David E. Malick | July 31, 2013
This study will examine three passages involving women in Mark’s gospel—in Mark 3, 5, and 14—all of which are undisputed in terms of significant lexicography, grammar, or relevant gender theology. As clearer passages, they form part of a greater foundation to the theology of gender studies.

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Jesus and Paul on Women: Incomparable or Compatible?
By: Todd D. Still | October 31, 2013
Several years ago, a book that I edited appeared in print under the title Jesus and Paul Reconnected: Fresh Pathways into an Old Debate.1 In that volume, six noted New Testament scholars (John M. G. Barclay, Markus Bockmuehl, Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Bruce Longenecker, Francis Watson, and Stephen Westerholm) compared various aspects of Jesus’ [...]

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Does 1 Timothy 2 Prohibit Women from  Teaching, Leading, and Speaking in the Church?
By: Heather Celoria | July 31, 2013
A correct interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:9–15 within the context of the epistle as well as the historic and cultural situation does not support a restriction of women.

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The Annunciation, Anna, and Luke’s Egalitarianism
By: Michael Chung | July 31, 2013
No synoptic gospel mentions more about females than Luke. Alfred Plummer referred to Luke’s gospel as the “Gospel of Women.”1 Half of Luke’s gospel is found nowhere in Matthew and Mark, and this includes some accounts and insight about Jesus’s interactions with women.

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Year Zero
By: Rosselyn Rodriguez Lalana | July 31, 2013
Pardon this mother, sir, but I’m not leaving. Most people seem to think He came to the world looking like that: a grown thirty-three-year-old man with a mission to accomplish. Well, it wasn’t like that.

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Book Review: The Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters
By: Christine Mary Cos | July 31, 2013
The Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters is a groundbreaking resource for CBE members, fitting perfectly into the trajectory of CBE's mission to enable women and men to minister in the church together as equals. Throughout history, the church has benefitted from the teachings and writings of many great luminaries, from Augustine to Dietrich Bonheoffer—men [...]

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