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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 1993

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 1993 Volume 7 Issue 2

Spring 1993

Volume: 7 | Number: 2

Ancient and Modern Women as Biblical Leaders

Explore women from across time who serve as biblical models for leadership. We can find examples of such women in the Old Testament when we look at Shiphrah, Miriam, Zipporah, and Deborah among others. More examples of women as models for leadership can be found in the modern era such as Mary Stewart Van Leewen. 


Who's Who? Biblical Models of Women in Leadership
By: Grace Ying May | April 30, 1993
God’s revelation takes on flesh and blood as we encounter Shiphrah and Puah, Jochebed, Miriam, Zipporah, Rahab, Abigail, Deborah, Huldah, as well as unnamed heroines. If we are eager to travel with them, their faith can encourage and bolster ours.

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Do Male Old Covenant Priests Exclude Female New Covenant Pastors?
By: Eileen Vennum | April 30, 1993
If God meant women to lead in religious functions, why were they forbidden the priesthood under the Old Covenant?” This question expresses one of many arguments used to limit the participation of women within the church. It is a reasonable question and deserves a thoughtful answer.

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Principles of Female Ordination in the Old Testament
By: Christina Campbell | April 30, 1993
Where did judges like Deborah come from? We read in Acts 13:20-21 that the Israelites settled in Canaan and “After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet. Then the people asked for a king....”

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Arguing About the Messenger, Ignoring the Message
By: Maria L. Boccia | April 30, 1993
Within the Episcopal, PCUSA, and other mainline churches, there has been for years a diversity of views of the Christian faith. For most of this century, the leadership, seminaries, and many members have held to liberal views of Christianity, including a Bible which is not inerrant (i.e., without errors), as well as views of [...]

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