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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 2003

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)

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Priscilla Papers Spring 2003

Spring 2003

Volume: 17 | Number: 2

Reformist Movement

Christians are seeing the Spirit anew in the biblical text, just as they did during the Protestant Reformation and the abolitionist movement.


Editor's Reflections | Spring 2003
By: Mimi Haddad | April 30, 2003
With great honor I introduce the articles in this issue of Priscilla Papers, where we observe our reformist movement gaining momentum.

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Melchizedek and the Universality of the Gospel: The application of an allegory
By: Catherine Clark Kroeger | April 30, 2003
Like Jesus, Melchizedek has no priestly pedigree. The Genesis account gives him no genealogy and no connection with the Aaronic priesthood. Thus the gentile Melchizedek bespoke a wider understanding of the priesthood as he blessed Abram, through whom God had promised to bless all the nations of the earth.

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A Woman's Work: How God used Huldah to change the heart of a king and a nation
By: Brenda Griffin Warren | April 30, 2003
This study on the prophetess Huldah as found in 2 Kings 22 and 2 Chronicles 34 will include a background study of prophets and prophecy of the Old Testament. This study will include a general definition and role of a prophet as nabi and prophetess as nebiah. 

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Tracing the Trajectory of the Spirit: Egalitarian Hermeneutics and Biblical Inerrancy
By: Glen G. Scorgie | April 30, 2003
A historical case can be made that Christianity has, all things considered, been good for women. It has not been the mighty agent of gender oppression that it is sometimes made out to be. Still, contemporary Christians can hardly feel smug about the track record of our religious tradition. 

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A Female Apostle: Was Junia a Man or a Woman?
By: Dennis J. Preato | April 30, 2003
Was the Junia mentioned in Romans 16:7 a man or a woman? The Greek word Iounian has been translated either as “Junias” (male) or as “Junia” (female). And what is the meaning of “outstanding among the apostles”? 

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The Trinity and Subordinationism: The Doctrine of God and the Contemporary Gender Debate
By: Kim A. Pettit | April 30, 2003
Have you heard the claim that relationships between men and women should image the "eternal subordination" in the Trinity? If so, read this book. With a profound, concise course in Trinitarian theology and hermeneutics, using two case studies to exemplify points, The Trinity & Subordinationism is highly recommended.

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