Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal

The academic journal of CBE International

"Priscilla and Aquila instructed Apollos more perfectly in the way of the Lord" (Acts 18:26)

Priscilla Papers Winter 2018 Volume 32, Number 1
1 Corinthians 14:33b-38 as a Pauline Quotation-Refutation Device

This article maintains that the interpolation hypothesis sets a dangerous precedent for textual scholars who evaluate manuscripts.

Priscilla Papers Winter 2018 Volume 32, Number 1
A Review of Commentaries on The Song of Songs

The Song of Songs stands alone among the books of the Jewish and Christian canons as an unabashed exploration of sensual human love. 

Priscilla Papers Winter 2018 Volume 32, Number 1
Mutuality, Mystery, and Marriage: Love in the Song of Songs

Regardless of its often-preached status through the centuries, I can count the number of sermons I have heard on this book on one hand. 

Priscilla Papers Winter 2018 Volume 32, Number 1
My Resounding "Yes" to God and Embracing My Sexuality: Singleness and the Song of Songs

“A sermon on Song of Solomon! But single people aren’t supposed to read that book!” 

Priscilla Papers Winter 2018 Volume 32, Number 1
A Biblical Example of a Sexually Healthy Woman for a World Where Unhealthy Sexuality Makes Headlines

The Song is an example of lovers who talk about sex and intimacy in a healthy mutual exchange. 

Priscilla Papers Winter 2018 Volume 32, Number 1
Green-Eyed Lovers: A Study of Jealousy in Song of Songs 8:5-7

The Song abandons, even resists, the cultural accommodation that the rest of the OT makes to the male prerogative of jealousy within romantic love.

Priscilla Papers Winter 2018 Volume 32 Number 1
Editor's Reflections | Winter 2018 (32.1)

Well-known New Testament scholar and friend of CBE International, Scot McKnight, in his Jesus Creed blog entry on July 19, 2016, mentions three measures of biblical “teaching about male-female relations.” 

Priscilla Papers Autumn 2017 Volume 31 Number 4
Excerpts from The Feminist Bogeywoman

Excerpts from the booklet, The Feminist Bogeywoman, written by Rebecca Merrill Groothuis and published in 1995 by Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group. It is used here by permission. 

Priscilla Papers Autumn 2017 Volume 31 Number 4
Biblical Interpretation and the Epistle to the Ephesians

Where and how we start in our interpretation of Scripture determines where we will end up. When seeking to understand the relevance of the Bible’s teaching for our lives, interpretive starting points are particularly significant. The method by which we read and derive meaning from Scripture is the fundamental determinant of the nature of the…

Priscilla Papers Autumn 2017 Volume 31 Number 4
Will Boys Be Boys and Girls Be Girls?

As people and institutions demonstrate socially appropriate ways of being male or female, children become apprentices and learn what it means to be a boy or girl in their culture.