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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 1990

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 Summer 1990 Volume 4 Issue 3

Summer 1990

Volume: 4 | Number: 3

Women in the Church

This issue delves into ordination and how it was seen in the New Testament, examines Ephesians 5 and what it teaches about male-female roles, and looks at women in sacred music.


Ordination in the New Testament (With Pertinent Biblical Materials)
By: Berkeley Mickelsen | July 30, 1990
Some lay persons have been surprised when they look in their concordances under "ordain" or "ordination" to find nothing helpful in their search for a biblical basis for the ordination of ministers. A biblical basis for the ordination of ministers involves the interpreter with a lot of inferences and assumptions. 

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From Poet to Judge: What Does Ephesians 5 Teach about Male-Female Roles?
By: Aída Besançon Spencer | July 30, 1990
In contrast, many fine studies have been done to disprove the notion that Ephesians 5:22-23 affirms male leadership in the home. I would like to reinforce those studies by an in depth look at the literary context of the passage, and also by highlighting the figurative language Paul uses. 

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The Cost of Obedience
By: Sandra J. Lawliss | July 30, 1990
Here, my brother, come take my hand | As we travel together through a pilgrim’s land | To discover our talents, our faith, our fears | And realize our calling through laughter and tears.

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Women in Sacred Music
By: Julie Ann Flora | July 30, 1990
In the struggle to serve God, women have used their musical talent and influence in various ways. From Bible times to the present day, music has played an important part in worship of our great God. Students continue to explore, search out, and discover the part women played in this area through the years.

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