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Women in the Bible : Priscilla

March 12, 2019

Paul first meets Priscilla and Aquila in Corinth. They were tent makers when Paul meets them but they travel with him to Ephesus where they stay when Paul moves on. Priscilla’s name is almost always listed before her husband’s which was quite unusual in that culture. …It would indicate that Priscilla had a more prominent role.

In Acts 18 Priscilla and Aquila invite Apollos to their home and they … explain to him to the way of God more adequately. So much so that Apollos is able to go to Achaia and refute the Jews in public debate proving from Scripture that Jesus was the Christ.

Priscilla and Aquila are mentioned several more times and also in Paul’s letter to the Romans where Paul describes them as co-workers who risked their lives for Paul. “Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them (Romans 16:3-4).

Priscilla teaches us the value of being a co-worker in the ministry of Christ.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

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