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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Autumn 1998

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 Autumn 1998 Volume 12 Issue 4

Autumn 1998

Volume: 12 | Number: 4


Read about Mary and the how she demonstrated the basic elements of biblical spirituality.


Mary of Nazareth: Exemplar of Biblical Spirituality
By: Diane Stinton | October 31, 1998
In his presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Luke introduces certain individuals who responded appropriately to the revelation of God in Jesus. One such person was Mary of Nazareth. A closer look at a few familiar passages, the Annunciation and the Magnificat (Lk 1:26-56), reveals certain characteristics of biblical spirituality that are exemplified in [...]

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Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the Apostle John
By: Susan McCoubrie | October 31, 1998
Our Rector posed the question, “Of all the characters in the Bible, who would you like to interview concerning who this Christ is and why he came?” We pondered the question for a moment and before I could open my mouth to say “Mary,” a man in the group said: “Mary, his mother.”

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The Forgotten Man
By: Gretchen Gaebelein Hull | October 31, 1998
There is another important role model in the familiar biblical Christmas story: Joseph. Because we know so few hard facts about this man, it has commonly been assumed that he died before Jesus reached adulthood, but such an assumption is gratuitous. We do not know how old Joseph was or how long he lived after [...]

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Mary, Martha and Jesus: A Continuing Reformation
By: Kenneth E. Bailey | October 31, 1998
Reflections on Luke 10:38-42. It is perhaps especially significant for us to look anew at this story as we remember our Reformation heritage.

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What’s the Difference?
By: Gerry Glasenapp | October 31, 1998
When was the last time you went into a bookstore to buy a new Bible for yourself? Did you struggle to understand some of the versions? Or did you delight in the clarity and readability of others? Did you notice the changes in gender language? Or did you wonder if you can trust this different [...]

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Wifely Submission in Biblical Context
By: Catherine Clark Kroeger | October 31, 1998
All too often people fail to grasp the balanced biblical teaching on a subject because they fail to study the material in its immediate context; nor do they try to understand how the material relates to the totality of Scripture. Few areas have suffered more from these omissions than the subject of wifely submission.

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Worth Pondering: Galatians 3:16
By: G. Campbell Morgan | October 31, 1998
When we look at this Man [Christ Jesus] we see the negation of all distinctions. I quote from Paul in the Galatian letter for the sake of conciseness and brevity: “There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male or female; for ye are all [...]

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Women and Men: Gender in the Church
By: James R. Beck | October 31, 1998
The book's thirteen chapters deal with the many facets of concern that arise when we seek to examine the issue of gender and the church: the theology of gender, gender in the Bible, sex differences, homemaking vs. careers, masculinity and femininity, violence and gender, aging, singleness, racial ramifications of gender, and parenting concerns.

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Priscilla's Letter
By: Estella B. Horning | October 31, 1998
Ruth Hoppin has spent decades researching Adolf Harnack's hypothesis that Priscilla wrote the biblical Epistle to the Hebrews. A first book, Priscilla, Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews, was published in the late 1960s. Since that time additional relevant material has been published, some of it related to the Dead Sea Scrolls. This book [...]

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