and . I accept scripture at face value, w/childlike faith. Paul first met Priscilla and Aquila when he went to Corinth as part of his second missionary journey. 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 is not about women teaching; it is about silencing the uneducated women in Corinth who were asking too many nuisance questions during church meetings. As for the other examples you mention, we simply have no idea how many times God repeated his instructions. Priscilla and her husband, Aquila, were devoted friends and ministry colleagues of Paul. [4] Suetonius wrote that Emperor Claudius had expelled all the Jews (which included Priscilla and Aquila) from Rome in 49 AD (Claudius 25.4). If that is not teaching, then what is it? But I will reiterate, in the vast majority of cases, gender has no relevance in ministry. Acts 19:10). Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria. Men and Women in Christ, Fresh Light From the Biblical Texts (London: Inter-Varsity Press, 2019), 207 & 227. 103 and 106 refers to Paul and Apollos as apostles and states this is the general use of the word; Gordon D. Fee, The First Epistle to the Corinthians, NICNT (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987), p. 174 states that Paul definitely includes Apollos and Peter in the apostles mentioned in 4:9; William F. Orr and James Arthur Walther, 1 Corinthians, AB 32 (New York: Doubleday, 1976), p. 178 say that Paul includes Apollos in the description of apostles; and David E. Garland, 1 Corinthians, BECNT (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003), p. 132 comments that the problem in Corinth was competing loyalties towards the apostolic leaders Paul, Apollos, and Peter. They asked them to welcome him. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. In his 2019 book, Andrew Bartlett makes these points about Priscilla’s teaching. And neither has the day of the week. What about Uzzah and His sin? Did a woman, Priscilla, teach and correct a man—an eloquent and educated male teacher? And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, having recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. 140, 296, and 306 does not directly address the issue of whether Apollos was an apostle, but he does not hesitate to quote other authors who call him one. I read the blog entry that you linked to. And he credits Priscilla, more so than Aquila, in making their home a church. Greet Prisca and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. “More accurately” is corrective, it means something was not as precise and correct as it should have been. Luke also says that Apollos wished to go to Achaia and was sent with letters of recommendation from the elders (Acts 18:27) where he is called an apostle by Paul, and is on a par with other apostles, Peter and Paul. It is indeed timeless. This idea is not substantiated elsewhere. (C) Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae(D) because of a vow he had taken. Chrysostom on 5 Women Church Leaders in the New Testament. Luke is the only New Testament author to use the Greek word ektithēmi. He taught boldly with reasoning and with persuasion. What Country are you in? As Aquila and Priscilla explained the way of God to Apollos, so we, too, give thanks for all those who instruct and teach us about the truth of God’s Word. We do not like the aggressive power struggles we see in denominational groups over issues that are sin and sin caused. The fact that she and her husband were the ones who took the initiative to correct the doctrine of the teacher Apollos, strongly suggests, however, they were acting as leaders of church at Ephesus. This becomes very clear when you look at the meaning of “explain” (epitithēmi) and the circumstances where … The Ways of God are precepts and doctrine itself. On Pentecost when Peter and the others “opened the gates to the kingdom of God,” immersion in water for remission of sins was enjoined. What do you think? Their blinders need to be taken off, and see that leading others to the Lord is for his Glory. Priscilla: Teacher of the Way of God. (See Acts 13:7, 42-50; 14:1, 3, 12, 14, 23; 15:2, 12, 22, 25, 35-36. They explain what is needed. (P) 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. Acts 28:23-24 (NASB, underline added.). Paul had no problem with a godly, capable woman being a church leader. There’s no other verse in the Bible that forbids a woman teaching a man. Become a Patron! See here: http://www.academia.edu/4072844/Priscilla_and_Aquila_Teach_an_Apostle. You stated “God doesn’t care in the slightest if the person teaching Christian doctrine, in whatever setting, is male or female.” Really? Neither Luke nor Paul give any hint of censure or disapproval about Priscilla teaching Apollos, or her role as a house church leader. 2:12 or 1 Cor. Paul’s letters, if not all the other New Testament books, were translated into Syriac from Greek manuscripts. When the order of gender is switched around in verse 11, it gives off the impression that it is saying there is a hierarchy in place with the man being superior, but that we are still equal in a way because man still needs women to be born. It becomes even more ridiculous when we see how Luke used the word ektithēmi elsewhere in Acts. They lived, worked, and traveled with the Apostle Paul, who described them as his "fellow workers in Christ Jesus" (Romans 16:3 NASB). Priscilla and Aquila heard him. John Piper said a woman may prophesy but she may not judge prophesy! when they returned to Corinth. Analysis Although Apollos is eloquent, enthusiastic, and "well-versed in the Scriptures," his teachings show him to be in need of further instruction. . What is the point of even having the gift of a word of knowledge or wisdom, or prophesy if a woman cannot speak them or teach them? You informed me that…”We clearly have a different understanding… and about ministry in general. Aquila and Priscilla were serious students of the Word, and they loved to share Jesus’ good news with others. The public speaking by women would not be as effective in Paul’s time I assume. sends his greetings to . Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria. 28 for he [Apollos] powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the scriptures that the Messiah is Jesus. For example, in his account of the joint ministry of the Paul and Barnabas, Luke switches the order of the names of Paul and Barnabas, listing first whoever was more well-known or more active in ministry at that particular time. Also, as a side thought here, could Priscilla’s name have been listed first before Aquila’s because such a name order sounded better in Greek? [4] Paul then spent eighteen months living and working with them (Acts 18:1-3, 11, 18). Priscilla and Aquila went with him. He did this because he had made a promise to God. To truly LOVE Christ is to Love what He cares and died for, and thats the church body of which each one has a role to play, w/o pride hindering their effort. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. But Priscilla and Aquila corrected him and explained the way of God more accurately. [10] The following is a sample of words used in the New Testament to describe the transmission and teaching of the gospel and Christian doctrine: parrēsiazomai means “speak openly, boldly or freely”; peithō means “persuade”; martureō means “testify” or “bear witness”; legō or laleō simply means “speak,” “talk,” or “tell”; dialegomai means “discuss,” “reason,” or “dispute”; parakaleō means “exhort” or “encourage”; kēryssō means “proclaim” or “preach”; euaggelizomai means “proclaim the good news or gospel”; nouthetō means “admonish,” “warn,” or “exhort”; ektithēmi means “put forth” or “explain”; disdaskō means “teach”; etc. I mean people held church in their own homes. So they invited him to their home. By the time Timothy was ministering in Ephesus as Paul’s envoy, he would have been well-versed in Paul’s “way of life in Christ Jesus”. As you say, “preach” (kērug) words are used in the NT with the sense of public proclamation of the gospel, primarily to those who have not heard it before. Their commitment to the gospel is such that they stay in Ephesus (v.19) to lead the church which will become the strategic base to reach the whole province of Asia. There are also a verbs with an aggel– stem and with different prefixes (one occurrence in the New Testament with no prefix) that mean “report” or “announce,” etc. Whether saved or not, Apollos was teaching the way of God accurately. They arrived at Ephesus, where he [Paul] left them [Priscilla and Aquila]. Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the scriptures. Their exposition (Gk. Those are the men that truly need our prayers. Priscilla and Aquila realised that Apollos was only telling part of the Good News. In Acts chapter 10, we read that the very first Gentiles had become Christians and were baptised through Peter’s ministry. “The first ekklesia gatherings were not the social-political corporate assemblies that are a cross between a coronation and rock concert.”. And these verses are interpreted and applied in a broad variety of ways even within denominations. Priscilla and Aquila went with him. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. The three would prove to become steadfast friends, traveling companions, and ministry coworkers. They explain what is needed. There Paul said goodbye to Priscilla and Aquila. Languages by Popularity. Priscilla, or Prisca, and Aquila are mentioned by name six times in the Greek New Testament. It must be taken in its context.”. Required fields are marked *. Priscilla was explaining “The Way,” which is, as has already been stated, the Christian faith in its entirety. Aquila and Priscilla were serious students of the Word, and they loved to share Jesus’ good news with others. The fact is that it isn’t a clear cut verse that can stand on its own. If you look at biblehub.com there are still a few versions that put men before women, the KJV included. I have an article about 1 Timothy 2:12 here: https://margmowczko.com/1-timothy-212-not-as-clear/, And a short article about 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 here: https://margmowczko.com/1-corinthians-1434-35-in-a-nutshell/. God doesn’t care in the slightest if the person teaching Christian doctrine, in whatever setting, is male or female. They may not have been in a church building, or maybe they were, but that’s not the point. Aquila and Priscilla didn’t just learn from Paul, but put their faith into action in reference to new converts. The main problem with 1 Timothy 2:12 is that many Christians use it as their starting point and proof text on the issue of women in leadership ministries. 28 for he [Apollos] powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the scriptures that the Messiah is Jesus. If my wife can not teach unbelievers and minister to her side of the flock we shepherd I would be lost as Jean is my Priscilla in all things these past 47 yrs of service to the Kingdom. They meet him where he is. [1] “Paul always refers to her as ‘Prisca,’ the more respectful form of her name; Luke always adds the diminutive ending in ‘Priscilla.’” (Payne 2009: 64) Prīsca is a Latin word that means “venerable” or “ancient.” Aquila is a Latin word which means “eagle.”. Certainly ἐκτιθημι and other words that describe persuasion, refuting, proving, etc are more powerful than didasko in the contexts where they appear together (Acts 18:25-28; Acts 28:23-31). Priscilla and Aquila- Acts 18:1-28 www.missionbibleclass.org 16. In Acts 18:24-26, Luke, traditionally thought to be the author of Acts, introduces his readers to Apollos. Peter’s speech about the inclusion of the Gentiles in God’s plan for salvation was a turning point for the Christian church which up to that point was completely Jewish. Romans 16:3-4 , thought to have been written in . [7] Luke frequently refers to Christianity as “The Way” (Acts 9:2; 18:25, 26; 19:9,23; 24:14,22; etc). this interpretation of Scripture is appealed to. Many different verbs are used in the New Testament in the context of someone communicating aspects of the gospel and the Christian faith. and . 24 At that time a Jew named Apollos came to Ephesus. We will never sell your email address. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husband at home. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos 18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. People are becoming more and more like Jesus every day. They fill in the blanks. Apollos was not a Christian at the time that Priscilla and Aquila were teaching him. Priscilla and Aquila teach him so that he might speak "more accurately." The reading of these texts has been quite often amateurish in my view, one verse plucked from there, and compared to another verse from a different author and time and community and circumstance from there and all mashed together to create doctrine, that sometimes subjugates people! Download this video. So 1 Tim 2 reveals some tension with the outside community about what is going on in the Christian community, perhaps in relation to women leaders. . I believe in scripture whenever there is teaching concerning the Bride ofChrist youwill find Jesus nearby, ifnot right by her side. Priscilla and Aquila did in fact teach Christian doctrine to Apollos. Perhaps the fact that some of the old, trusted, manuscripts show Aquila’s name first and some show Priscilla’s name first would indicate that it really doesn’t matter whose name comes first. PS. This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John; and he began to speak out boldly in the synagogue. Each person is a member of Christ’s body (as were Priscilla, Aquila, and Appollos). No one is a Christian until they are baptized for the “remission” (forgiveness) of sins. I can’t answer for the mistakes of scribes. Luke was careful in how he ordered names. 28 In public meetings, he argued strongly against Jews who disagreed with him. See more ideas about priscilla and aquila, sunday school crafts, bible crafts. I see that you studied history at Macquarie. The first ekklesia gatherings were not the social-political corporate assemblies that are a cross between a coronation and rock concert. In the Constitutions of the Holy Apostles, Aquila and a man named Nicetas are listed as the first bishops of Asia. Aquila is traditionally listed among the Seventy Disciples. Another tradition holds that Priscilla and Aquila were both martyred. Very well written! This happened before . Our culture is riddled with it, and its been intensifying since the 60’s as we slowly implode for turning our backs, as a nation, on a Holy and Righteous God. I agree Marg. Aquila. Email Address. How many times did He instruct Noah the dimensions of the ark. We also know where Paul was at the same time, so there his locations are also discussed and marked. Your MA in Christian and Jewish studies will be fantastic. Jesus had died on the cross and had been raised from the dead. Sharing the message of Christ is ‘teaching’. ], Belleville, Linda L., “Women Leaders in the Bible” in Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without Hierarchy, Ronald W. Pierce and Rebecca Merrill Groothuis (ed) (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 2004), Blue, B. . More on this here. It was Martin Luther, rebellious Roman Catholic cleric, who added “alone” or “only” to the text. (26) Whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard . 5:17; Gal. Apollos is also mentioned by Luke in a retrospective account of his time in Ephesus in 52 CE recorded in Acts 18:24-28. I don’t know the 1 Corinthians 11:11 thing. He highlights Priscilla as the person who received Apollos and instructed him in the way of the Lord. 56 or 57 AD, Paul. What he adds respecting the Church in their house is worthy of being observed; for he could not have more splendidly adorned their household than by giving it the title of a Church. lol do they not see its not about them? Each “group” that desires to do what Gods Word clearly says “Thou Shalt Not”…always has “new theology” as to why it doesn’t apply anymore to this day/age. In his commentary on Romans 16, Calvin says this, It is a singular honor which he ascribes here to Prisca and Aquila, especially with regard to a woman. 12 For just as the woman of the man is, so also the man by the woman is; all things, however, are of God. Being under the authority of the elders of the Church requires everyone to say the same thing in essentials and teach love/peace in all non-essentials. If authoritative teaching is a special category, Priscilla is doing it. Were there women elders in New Testament churches? Especially great ones like yours. Commentators that think Apollos is an apostle are: E. Earle Ellis, ‘Paul and His Co-Workers,’ New Testament Studies 17 (October–July 1970–71), pp. It has nothing to do with stepping on their toes and ego. Keep in the context of the article and the cited scripture. (I suggest you remove the log from your eye before you tell others to “keep in the context . 18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. In light of the fact that Priscilla did explain Christian doctrine to a man, the blanket ban by some that prohibits women from teaching men must be reassessed and redressed. John Calvin, in his commentary on Acts 18, acknowledges that Priscilla instructed Apollos, but makes the point that she did this in her own home. The comparative, as an elative ἀκριβέστερον is used adverbially here, as it is in Acts 26:5 to describe ‘the straightest sect’ or most precise and rigorous faction in interpreting Mosaic law cf. Most English dictionaries define explain as “make plain and comprehensible.” This is surely one of the major aims of teaching. He was teaching people the old meaning like John the Baptist used to teach. They risked their lives for me. Some Christians see this verse as comprehensively declaring a universal and permanent ban on every woman teaching any man. Why were Jews forbidden from meeting in Roman synagogues in 41 C.E. Male and female is not considered. 25 Apollos had been taught the way of the Lord. Dialegomai is used again in Acts 19:9-10 for Paul’s two-year ministry in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined. I am shocked at Wallace! (See Acts 13:7, 42-50; 14:1, 3, 12, 14, 23; 15:2, 12, 22, 25, 35-36.). 54 AD. They are also honored for living their faith. An Examination of the Meaning of ἐκτίθημι in Acts 18:26, Bible.org. In 1 Corinthians chapter 11, Paul acknowledges that women prayed and prophesied aloud in church gatherings in Corinth, and he doesn’t silence them (1 Cor. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. So, Aquila and Priscilla took Apollos aside and "explained to him the way of God more accurately". You can support my work for as little as $3 USD a month. There is a clear sanction on the man in Gen 3 that is not evident in 1 Tim 2 for his part in the transgression. Let’s get on with telling people about the love and redemption that is ours through Jesus. Up until a few years ago many translations also had a symbol of authority in verse 10. Some of your question is a little ambiguous to me. 11 However, neither is woman separate from man, nor man seperate from woman, in the Lord. The couple were, most likely, leaders of the church in Ephesus. Another witness; that is, the Eastern Syrian text of the Peshitta also has Aquila first. Priscilla. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria. We beg the true followers of Jesus to come out of the darkness of Babylon and her wayward daughters. early church meetings seem to have been more informal than what we may be used to today. After all my study and pondering this was my response …. They were letters sent to him when he was in Ephesus. 23 Paul spent some time in Antioch. See more ideas about priscilla and aquila, sunday school crafts, bible lessons. Then he left the brothers and sisters(A) and sailed for Syria,(B) accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. The scripture has it that Adam did not “sleep” with Eve until they were evicted. As we have seen, with her husband, as co-host of the local congregation in Ephesus (1 Cor. Aquila, Priscilla, and Apollos are all remembered and honored for their great missionary zeal. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae. I wonder what the church (and society) would be like if people did not use 1 Timothy 2:12 as the proof text and starting point for forming their ideas about women in ministry. Luke’s final use of the word ektithēmi occurs in a passage where we read that Paul was explaining, testifying, and trying to persuade many people about Jesus using Old Testament scripture. Women are to be silent (sigaō) if there is anything they want to learn. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. How can we not blame men when they try to find every loophole possible to twist context and words when a woman does something they do not want her to do. At the very least, the couple were house church leaders. There is a reason the woman is mentioned first in verse 11 and 12. Timothy travelled quite a bit. Which English translations have woman and man in the wrong order in 1 Corinthians 11:11? So Priscilla and Aquila invited Apollos to their house and explained the new meaning to him. 21 As he left, he made them a promise. Daniel B. Wallace disagrees that Priscilla “taught” Apollos. https://margmowczko.com/1-timothy-212-in-context-1/. In his article Did Priscilla “Teach” Apollos? Paul is saying that [the first] woman coming from [the first] man is nothing special, because every other man has come “through” (dia) a woman.”. Would you like to support my ministry of encouraging mutuality and equality between men and women in the church and in marriage? 15 “Rather than correct Apollos publicly, Priscilla and Aquila . He was the Messiah. More on this here. Priscilla and Aquila did, in fact, teach Apollos. God doesn’t wish people to use ‘head’ and ‘authority’ and all the rest to thwart others from sharing the message. .--Many of the best MSS. Priscilla and Aquila later returned to Rome (probably from Ephesus) some time after the death of Claudius in 54 AD and probably before 57 AD. I have read comp commentaries where they argue that there is a hierarchy or caste system in place based on the order of creation, but that verse 11 means that men still need women to be born and that is why man is mentioned first as not being independent of woman. More recently, Adolf von Harnack and Ruth Hoppin each speculate that Priscilla may have been the author of the book of Hebrews. .--Many of the best MSS. Of course, we know how legalistic such an interpretation would be. I am also thrilled to be in the body and serving, which I do according to my gifts and abilities. 1:12). Were there women elders in New Testament churches? Apollos would go on to become an outstanding minister of the gospel (1 Cor. You know how you say names in a certain order just because it flows better that way? People are being set free from sin and death every day. (Acts 18:26) I’m not entirely following the argument. What Priscilla and Aquila teach us. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila . In Acts chapter 19 (the chapter immediately following the passage about Priscilla and Aquila’s “explaining”) Luke writes about Paul’s three-month speaking ministry in the synagogue at Ephesus. He is the one that will move to us ‘teach’ or not, and YES at times that includes men. (I), 23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia(J) and Phrygia,(K) strengthening all the disciples.(L). Analysis Although Apollos is eloquent, enthusiastic, and "well-versed in the Scriptures," his teachings show him to be in need of further instruction. With a godly concern for this man, Aquila and Priscilla took Apollos aside and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. We see Timothy and Corinthians as letters to and about things Tim and Paul knew about clearly. So, Aquila and Priscilla took Apollos aside and "explained to him the way of God more accurately". more adequately” (Acts 18:25). I have also written about this enigmatic verse: Also when ἐκτιθημι is used of Paul it is an expounding that runs from morning till night where some are persuaded and others are not. Paul’s trade as a tentmaker was probably learned in his youth. . And I have a question. “to cast aside” not just simply “independent of.” Since it was the woman who is disadvantaged in verse 8 and 9, it is the woman who is mentioned first as not being cast aside from the man in vs 11 and 12. (N) He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. Yes, the preach-teach amalgum is unhelpful and it doesn’t fit with what the NT says. He speaks highly of Apollos as an ‘eloquent man’ who had a ‘thorough knowledge of the Scriptures’ and ‘taught about Jesus accurately’ from them (thus using the earliest Christian exegetical method taught by Christ to the apostles post resurrection; Lk 24:27, 32, 44; Acts 1:3; 1 Cor 15:3-8). Paul's. Anyway, I can’t see that 1 Corinthians 4:17 has anything to do with the situation in the Ephesian church, or Paul’s and Timothy’s ministries there, except that the Ephesians, like the Corinthians, would have also seen and heard about Paul’s “way of life in Christ Jesus”. When Apollos, an enthusiastic believer from Alexandria, comes to Ephesus, he receives instruction from Priscilla and her husband, Aquila. . Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. He [Apollos] began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When we find a person who is open to instruction in the faith, it is of great value to take the time to explain things. Priscilla, Aquila, and Apollos. It was while the couple were caring for a church in Ephesus that they met Apollos. (26) Whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard . Priscilla and Aquila help Paul. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the Way of God more accurately (Acts 18:26). Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos. We are God’s servants every day. There is no indication in the text that she did. A “Lord’s Day position”? I’m thankful for men like my uncle whom truly appreciated his spouse for the gifts she had to share on their travels for the Lord. I hope you’ll bear with me. Partnering Together: Paul’s Female Coworkers When he arrived, he was a great help to those who had become believers by God’s grace. His solution was to expel all Jews. This sounds like teaching to me. Men and women are mutually dependent on each other, and not independent or separate, because we have a common source, God. Languages by Popularity. Apollos must have been active in Corinth prior to 55 CE when Paul wrote his letter, as by the time of writing he is back in Ephesus with Paul (1 Cor 16:12). Priscilla and Aquila also expounded to him from ‘the way of God’ (Acts 18:26) which I argue is a variant oral/textual tradition to that held by Apollos called ‘The way of the Lord,’ (Acts 18:25) which only knew of the baptism of John. How many times did God tell Adam and Eve to not eat of the tree of life? Thiselton, The First Epistle to the Corinthians, pp. During Paul’s third Missionary tour, Paul stayed with Priscilla and Aquila at Ephesus for over two years (Acts 19:10). Can you give the scriptural number of times, that God must repeat His will, before it becomes His will? People are coming to saving faith in Jesus every day. Merri. Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe. He was a forceful public exponent of the gospel, with an expansive ministry (Acts 18:24-28). He did this because he had made a promise to God. Moreover when Apollos arrives, they recognise both his gifts and his deficient knowledge and … [3] Twice Paul refers to Priscilla and Aquila as his ministry colleagues (“co-workers”) (Rom 16:3-5; 2 Tim 4:19). 3:28). 18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Many of the instructions in 1 and 2 Timothy are specific to the situation in the church at Ephesus. Paul's. 18 Paul stayed in Corinth for some time. Amen Sister! In . Derivatives of ἐκτιθημι give the sense of this word when it is used in relation to Peter’s and Paul’s teaching in Acts 11:4 and 28:23. Luke uses three different verbs in reference to Paul’s speaking about the Kingdom of God: (1) parrēsiazomai–speak boldly or freely, (2) dialegomai–discuss or reason, and (3) peithō–persuade (Acts 19:8). In an attempt to quieten the women down (because of wider community pressure?) So there was no reason for Paul to write about it. After Priscilla heard him, she realized that although a learned man, he did not know the full story about Jesus. In the first book of Opinions written in the margin is “Jesus said to keep the Gospel simple! Places where it is clear you need all hands on deck! See More. Mixed up covenants and doctrine of men? . And yes, the whole women judging prophecy thing, which I believe originated with Grudem, is so strained and silly. I have no doubt that she taught, since it says, even in the KJV, “they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.” They taught him together, as a team, which is the absolute BEST way for a husband and wife team to teach. Ephesus ( Acts 18:26 objectively, it is interesting to note that there are men can... Of a visiting teacher is the only New Testament in the NT writers made such fine?! Sharing the message of Christ in action includes men church tradition states that Aquila and Priscilla were serious of... 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