18 Paul stayed in Corinth for some time. (More on this here.) God empowers, equips and employs his daughters, just as he empowers, equips and employs his sons, to further the work of the kingdom (e.g. 9 Truly for not was created man on account of the woman, but woman on account of the man. “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. Paul’s trade as a tentmaker was probably learned in his youth. Priscilla was not explaining the latest quilting pattern, or the latest home decor ideas, she was explaining theology and doctrine, two things that cannot be separated from The Way. 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. But Priscilla and Aquila corrected him and explained the way of God more accurately. … They decided to go to Corinth where they would make and sell tents. They explain what is needed. Priscilla. He came to them, and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and they were working, for by trade they were tent-makers. 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). accompanied . [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.”. Those are the men that truly need our prayers. The writer has an interesting interpretation of Gen 3 which even Gen 3 does not seem to endorse as the man is punished (more?) Despite Apollos’ notable credentials, something was lacking in his teaching. Their teaching to Apollos became instrumental in leading thousands of others to Christ. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the Way of God more accurately (Acts 18:26). In sum, Priscilla and Aquila expound (ἐκτιθημι) to an apostle named Apollos (these 3 are also synergos with Paul) a very accurate Christian understanding which Apollos then used in Corinth to powerfully refute from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah. "I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth" (1 Corinthians 3:6). Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. They wrote to the believers there. He uses it four times, and only in the book of Acts. God doesn’t wish people to use ‘head’ and ‘authority’ and all the rest to thwart others from sharing the message. Priscilla and her husband Aquila met the apostle Paul when he came to Corinth in approximately 50 C.E. There they gave him a better understanding of the way of God. Priscilla and Aquila went with him. 54 AD. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae. Indeed, since Paul says nothing against Pricilla as a teacher, who corrected a man teacher, the I Tim verse does need to be reconsidered. .” (Perschbacher 1990:354) The CEB has that Priscilla and Aquila, “received [Apollos] into their circle of friends.” More on this in my short article At Home with Priscilla and Aquila. Another witness; that is, the Eastern Syrian text of the Peshitta also has Aquila first. From the primary data and the lexical tools that interpret [ektithēmi], there was seen to be almost no unusual meaning, virtually no sense that could be viewed as approaching didaskō and its cognates in the NT…. So Priscilla and Aquila invited Apollos to their house and explained the new meaning to … 11 However, neither is woman separate from man, nor man seperate from woman, in the Lord. If one thinks that a woman is not to speak, teach, or exercise authority over a man, then every gift of the Holy Spirit is denied to her for they are all leadership and authority based. There is also no reason to think that it included a ban on the behaviour mentioned in 1 Timothy 2:12. Die Namen des Ehepaars werden in der Reihenfolge – für die damalige Zeit auffallend – … John Piper said a woman may prophesy but she may not judge prophesy! How many times did God tell Aaron’s sons how to make their fire? It was while the couple were caring for a church in Ephesus that they met Apollos. The three would prove to become steadfast friends, traveling companions, and ministry coworkers. God doesn’t care in the slightest if the person teaching Christian doctrine, in whatever setting, is male or female. N.B. Paul advises these women to ask their questions to their more-educated husbands at home. They were all still living in Ephesus when Paul passed on Aquila and Priscilla’s greeting to the Corinthian church in 1 Corinthians 16:19. 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. After Paul left them in Ephesus, they heard Apollos speaking in the synagogue, but his knowledge of the truth was deficient. He is a sincere man in search of understanding. 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. Some of your question is a little ambiguous to me. Acts 23:15, 20; 24:22)and the same idea of minute attention to detail is conveyed by other derivates of ἀκριβής as noun in Acts 22:3, as superlative adjective in Acts 26:5, and as verb in Matthew 2:7, 16). There are two basic meanings for the word ektithēmi. 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. An Orthodox Church tradition states that Aquila was one of Jesus’ 70 disciples (Luke 10:1-24). And yes, the whole women judging prophecy thing, which I believe originated with Grudem, is so strained and silly. Neither Luke nor Paul give any hint of censure or disapproval about Priscilla teaching Apollos, or her role as a house church leader. During Paul’s third Missionary tour, Paul stayed with Priscilla and Aquila at Ephesus for over two years (Acts 19:10). Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken. Paul’s trade as a tentmaker was probably learned in his youth. Merri. Scriptures, but he was ignorant of the essential facts of the gospel (and weak on dispensational truth). This is even more proof that Paul did not think Adam being formed first disqualified a woman from the full participation of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and any leadership position. So Paul was not prohibiting sound teaching from well-behaved godly women. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husband at home. I would get it if it only said the man was not those things, but not the woman since being formed from someone does not make me think they are independent. Another tradition holds that Priscilla and Aquila were both martyred. 25 Apollos had been taught the way of the Lord. A list of the 29 people in Romans 16:1-16 Romans 16:1-2 in the Greek New Testament is the closest thing I have to a proof text. Other Leaders in Ministry. I think the author of 1 Tim 2 has created or is using a interpretation of Gen 3 that the woman was deceived in the garden (and the man was not?) Many of the instructions in 1 and 2 Timothy are specific to the situation in the church at Ephesus. He knew the Scriptures very well. This may have involved a sanction on one or more women who were prominent and teachers in that church. As an accomplished and careful writer, skilled in Greek, the author of Acts has a large vocabulary. When Priscilla and Aquila(Q) heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. I accept scripture at face value, w/childlike faith. It is equally unreasonable to suggest that Priscilla and Aquila’s explanation to Apollos did not include teaching just because the word didaskō does not occur in Acts 18:26. We followers of Jesus have always held that our congregation is under the authority of the Elders of our community group. [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. These word groups are still describing verbal communication–and frankly what happens in the lecture halls we call “church buildings” vary widely and could be described as conversation, oratory, teaching, and storytelling. 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/. What matters is their gifting, their grace and ability, their faith, their character, and their morality. The argument that uses a first mention of a female in a scripture text for a reason to support a women’s leadership role in a church is therefore not valid. Paul's. Wasn’t the early church a little informal and private in many aspects? Priscilla and Aquila- Acts 18:1-28 www.missionbibleclass.org 16. Do people try to discount Priscilla and Aquila as church leaders? After all my study and pondering this was my response …. Jerome mentioned the couple when he defended his own right to teach women: “Aquila and Priscilla educate Apollos, an apostolic man learned in the law, in the way of the lord. A prophesier is to be silent (sigaō) if someone else receives a revelation. 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