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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Spring 2023

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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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.

Cover of Priscilla Papers Spring 2023: Old Testament Connections

Spring 2023

Volume: 37 | Number: 2

Old Testament Connections

The women of the Old Testament and their stories remain relevant for Christian life and ministry.


Editor's Reflection: Spring 2023
By: Jeff Miller | May 5, 2023
The theme of this, the 146th issue of Priscilla Papers, is “Old Testament Connections.” You’ll encounter a sermon and four articles that explain OT texts and go on to connect each to Christian life and ministry.

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Together in the New Humanity
By: Craig Keener | May 5, 2023
Paul's letter to the Ephesians supports an egalitarian understanding of Galatians 3:28, rooted in Genesis and other Old Testament texts.

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Absalom, David, and Tamar:  God’s Heart Through Loss, Not Misogyny
By: Kate Danahy | May 5, 2023
It was not David's violence that made him a man after God's own heart.

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Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage
By: J. G. Brown | May 5, 2023
Christianity laid the foundations for the nineteenth-century women’s rights movement.

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For Whom Will the Church Be Safe?
By: Ruth Barron | May 5, 2023
How can churches be safe spaces for victims of abuse?

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Beyond Moses and Elijah:  The Regency-Coregency Continuum as a Model  for Mentored Succession with Hatshepsut of Egypt  and Vani Vilasa of India as Case Studies
By: Havilah Dharamraj | May 5, 2023
Mentored succession, in which mentor and mentoree serve together, can benefit congregations and parachurch organizations.

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Sheerah, the Unknown City-Building Woman  of 1 Chronicles 7:24
By: Eric E. Richter | May 5, 2023
Sheerah should move from obscurity to an encouraging example for women today.

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