He gave strength to all the believers there. There is also no reason to think that it included a ban on the behaviour mentioned in 1 Timothy 2:12. So Priscilla and Aquila invited Apollos to their house and explained the new meaning to him. Up until a few years ago many translations also had a symbol of authority in verse 10. 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. Paul had no problem with a godly, capable woman being a church leader. 16:19). Despite Apollos’ notable credentials, something was lacking in his teaching. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. . While Apollos hadn’t received Christian baptism, it says in Acts 18:25 as: “He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately.” Christianity is frequently referred to as “the way” in Acts (Acts 9:2; 8:26; 19:9, 23; 22:4; 24:14, 22). Hello Marg, It wasn’t done just because of the way it sounded. Despite prevailing modern Christian views that women did not teach men in the church in early Christianity, it is clear that Priscilla, along with Aquila, taught Apollos, an early Christian preacher who is likely to have been an apostle at the time he was taught Aquila is … Because if so… then it looks like women being band from teaching was in all churches. There’s no other verse in the Bible that forbids a woman teaching a man. He highlights Priscilla as the person who received Apollos and instructed him in the way of the Lord. 23 Paul spent some time in Antioch. There is so much male bias, they indeed have blame for it. This has led to a skewed view of what women did or did not do in the early church because putting any text above another will flavour every other piece of available evidence. Priscilla and Aquila- Acts 18:1-28 www.missionbibleclass.org 16. He was an educated man from Alexandria. 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. As the “world” watch’s “the church,” quibble about: “explain – teach – instruct” (regarding Apollos)…its embarrassing, and its exactly what our enemy wants us to do, which is to waste time while we DON’T act on what scripture DOES clearly say, that we CAN be sure of which is: Acts 18:26 – 1 Tim 2:12 – 1 Cor 14:34. So, Aquila and Priscilla took Apollos aside and "explained to him the way of God more accurately". The word is actually somewhat of a vanilla term, basically meaning “lay out,” or “expose.” It can be used in various contexts, but in collocation with information being passed on it tends to be restricted to simple explanation without concomitant urging or rhetorical persuasiveness. Did Priscilla, with her husband, teach Apollos the Way of God more accurately? The three would prove to become steadfast friends, traveling companions, and ministry coworkers. Verse 11 & 12 is a direct response to verses 8 & 9. KJV is extremely male-biased. N.B. When Apollos, an enthusiastic believer from Alexandria, comes to Ephesus, he receives instruction from Priscilla and her husband, Aquila. This couple accompany Paul to Ephesus probably financing his trip there and on towards Jerusalem. Were Priscilla, Phoebe and Junia friends? His solution was to expel all Jews. Another tradition holds that Priscilla and Aquila were both martyred. Priscilla and her husband, Aquila were in a synagogue in Ephesus one Sabbath,1 listening to him speak about Jesus when they noticed something lacking in his message. Merri. Select a File size . 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. Aquila and Priscilla were serious students of the Word, and they loved to share Jesus’ good news with others. Priscilla and Aquila help Paul. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them (Acts 18:2-3, NIV). Priscilla, Aquila, and Apollos. Apollos did not know about Christian baptism. Your MA in Christian and Jewish studies will be fantastic. 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. ver 21, 24; Ac 19:1, 17, 26; 1Co 15:32; 16:8; Eph 1:1; 1Ti 1:3; Rev 1:11; 2:1, Ac 19:1; 1Co 1:12; 3:5, 6, 22; 4:6; 16:12; Tit 3:13. They offer no judgment, no attitude, no mockery. So do you think Priscilla did something wrong in correcting the teacher Apollos by explaining the way of God more accurately to him? You informed me that…”We clearly have a different understanding… and about ministry in general. Apollos did not know about the new meaning of being baptised. (See Acts 13:7, 42-50; 14:1, 3, 12, 14, 23; 15:2, 12, 22, 25, 35-36.). All rights reserved. He was teaching people the old meaning like John the Baptist used to teach. Apollos is also mentioned by Luke in a retrospective account of his time in Ephesus in 52 CE recorded in Acts 18:24-28. They risked their lives for me. After leaving the walled garden (“paradeisos” from Farsi) Adam had sexual intercourse with Eve from which she became pregnant with Cain. This may have involved a sanction on one or more women who were prominent and teachers in that church. An Examination of the Meaning of ἐκτίθημι in Acts 18:26, Bible.org. this interpretation of Scripture is appealed to. What Country are you in? How could the scribes get this wrong?. They accompanied Paul to Ephesus (Acts 18:18-19) where they instructed the eloquent and brilliant Alexandrian preacher, Apollos. and . I accept scripture at face value, w/childlike faith. 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). Priscilla and Aquila heard Apollos speaking in the local synagogue and invited him to their home. Did Priscilla teach? Furthermore, it is unclear why Wallace implies that didaskō involves exhortation and ektithēmi doesn’t. sends his greetings to . Were there women elders in New Testament churches? 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. But Peter began and explained it to them point by point, saying . 19 They arrived at Ephesus. As we have seen, with her husband, as co-host of the local congregation in Ephesus (1 Cor. It seems He does, and told you so in His Word…twice, but that doesn’t apply to us b/c of setting/culture/time? This relating of the historical narrative occurs through v. 15 or p… At the very least, the couple were house church leaders. The verb ἐκτίθημι is used only by Luke in the NT, and only in Acts (Acts 7:21; 11:4; 18:26; 28:23). It is important to note that there is nothing trivial in these three instances where “explain” (ektithēmi) is used. Luke is the only New Testament author to use the Greek word ektithēmi. Were Priscilla, Phoebe and Junia friends? Many words are essentially interchangeable in many contexts, and this context makes it pretty clear what was happening. 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. Teaching Apollos was no minor task. ], Hi Marg! Apollos was a great preacher who was mighty in the O.T. It would be hard to doubt that the Holy Spirit was among the three during their little teaching session. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the Way of God more accurately (Acts 18:26). 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. Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos. There are several other indications, also, that the couple, who were close friends and colleagues of Paul, were leaders in Ephesus, Corinth and Rome. 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. . . I hope you’ll bear with me. Eusebius mentions Paul living with Aquila and Priscilla when he was ministering to the churches in Asia Minor (Church History 2.18.9). Aquila. This idea is not substantiated elsewhere. I have also written about this enigmatic verse: 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. Read full chapter. The public speaking by women would not be as effective in Paul’s time I assume. .--Many of the best MSS. Used with permission of the artist. 17. You can support my work for as little as $3 USD a month. when this is not evident from Gen 3. And some (many?) I personally will never understand how they can’t see that their definition of their position stinks to high heaven! We will never sell your email address. Male and female is not considered. For me, the whole “word study” thing seems to be over-inflated (not on your part–I see your discussion as a needful response to those who wish to make a point by unnecessary quibbling about a word). But he said no. He taught boldly with reasoning and with persuasion. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husband at home. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. Other Leaders in Ministry. 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. The LGBT community tells us “God doesn’t care in the slightest” if the person is male/female as long as you “love” each other b/c God is “Love” and the same w/those wanting to justify divorce…they truly “love” the “new” person. Whether saved or not, Apollos was teaching the way of God accurately. and . The usage of words like teach and explain elsewhere in the NT also make a very good point. Comps say not to blame men for restricting our roles as women but to blame God Himself who wrote it. Now the “standard” Gods Word held in the mind of mankind regarding what it has ALWAYS said/not said, is up for debate – and now, there are churches all across the world, preaching something that Gods Word has NEVER said/meant before. They chose a wise mentoring approach with Apollos. It must be taken in its context.”. Apollos. Aquila. We see Timothy and Corinthians as letters to and about things Tim and Paul knew about clearly. And I’m not convinced that chōris means “cast aside” in verse 11. “… we see that one of the chief teachers of the Church was instructed by a woman. It is common practice in Judaism and early Christianity to use the Hebrew Scriptures in this way. As we read the account of Aquila, Priscilla, and Apollos in Acts 18, we remember the importance of properly teaching the faith. Was your question, “Did Priscilla teach Apollos?”. 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. People are coming to saving faith in Jesus every day. 16:3-5). (Source). accompanied . Some people quibble about the meaning of the word “explain” (ektithēmi) used for Priscilla and Aquila’s explanation in Acts 18:26. Priscilla. Luke uses the word ektithēmi in this context. The three would prove to become steadfast friends, traveling companions, and ministry coworkers. Priscilla, Aquila, and Apollos. How many times did God tell Adam and Eve to not eat of the tree of life? 25 Apollos had been taught the way of the Lord. Acts 2:18). 2-3 house churches. To say that God does not have an opinion b/c it was a different setting/culture/time is calling God a liar. 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. I am shocked at Wallace! He is the one that will move to us ‘teach’ or not, and YES at times that includes men. and . The definition of church is the body of Christ in action! Junia: the Jewish woman who was imprisoned with Paul, Euodia and Syntyche: Women Church Leaders at Philippi. 5:17; Gal. [6] And they explained to him “the Way of God,” that is, theology, “more accurately.”[7], The verb “explain” is plural in the Greek indicating that both Priscilla and Aquila were involved. I feel at times certain circles truly need to get out on the mission field, and experience the ‘less spoiled’ parts of the world. Apollos did not know about Christian baptism. It is ridiculous. There is no indication in the text that she did. He was a forceful public exponent of the gospel, with an expansive ministry (Acts 18:24-28). I strongly suspect that Peter’s and Paul’s explanations were not devoid of exhortations. Secondly, Priscilla and Aquilla. Prints of this portrait and of other Bible women can be purchased here. (Acts 18:26) The project is a map with the locations that Aquila and Priscilla are known to be. Rather than correcting him in public or openly challenging his teaching, they fostered a relationship with him in the context of loving fellowship. We clearly have a different understanding of how the church functioned in the mid-first century, and about ministry in general. The Holy Spirit guides our teaching with the word. What Calvin fails to realise is that Priscilla and Aquila’s house was the base for their church in Corinth. It is the people who are the church, whether that be one or two or three or a thousand. Is it referring to “by the instrumentality of” or “for the sake of”? It was Martin Luther, rebellious Roman Catholic cleric, who added “alone” or “only” to the text. Aquila and Priscilla helped him understand who the Christ is: "So [Apollos] began to speak boldly in the synagogue. The same epistle even says we are to judge matters among ourselves because one day we will judge the angels, women included. “More accurately” is corrective, it means something was not as precise and correct as it should have been. . I don’t see a direct connection because Paul is talking about Timothy going to talk to the corinthians not the ephesians. There Paul said goodbye to Priscilla and Aquila. And correcting the doctrine of a visiting teaching is surely one role of elders. There Paul said goodbye to Priscilla and Aquila. Their teaching to Apollos became instrumental in leading thousands of others to Christ. (E) 19 They arrived at Ephesus,(F) where Paul left 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. [2] The New Testament verses that mention Priscilla and Aquila: There he [Paul] met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. 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). I accept scripture at face value too. 56 or 57 AD, Paul. As an accomplished and careful writer, skilled in Greek, the author of Acts has a large vocabulary. I believe in scripture whenever there is teaching concerning the Bride ofChrist youwill find Jesus nearby, ifnot right by her side. Advocates of female pastorship perceive this as an imperative that was a reflection of cultural and legal restrictions of the day. In 1 Cor 4:6, 9-13 Paul describes Apollos as an apostle who had shared the privations of the traveling apostolic life. The modesty of the holy man does on this account more clearly shine forth; for he disdained not to have a woman as his associate in the work of the Lord; nor was he ashamed to confess this. 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. 1 Corinthians 4:17 NIV: “For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. It was in their home that the church would sometime meet. Anonymous (attributed to Clement of Rome), Constitutions of the Holy Apostles, James Donaldson (ed), Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Thus, in Acts 11:4, Peter simply lays out the details of his visit to Joppa. Priscilla and Aquila did in fact teach Christian doctrine to Apollos. How can Wallace say such a thing, how can he say that to explain is not the same as teaching? It has nothing to do with stepping in their headship, or over their authority. 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. Even if we allow the Codex Bezae to be correct, in that Aquila’s name was originally first in Acts 18:26, that still leaves Prisca/Priscilla’s name first in Acts 18:18, Romans 16:3, and 2 Timothy 4:19. 27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia,(R) the brothers and sisters(S) encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. Scripture doesn’t tell us that Priscilla/Aquila taught in their home church to groups, but it does tell us they did explain/teach/instruct Apollos (Acts 18:26). Moreover, in Acts 28:23 there is unmistakable evidence of rhetorical persuasion. This happened before . This sounds like teaching to me. They asked them to welcome him. Since correcting a visiting teacher is the role of a leader. strongly in that creation account for his part in eating the fruit, than the serpent or the woman. 9 Truly for not was created man on account of (by the instrumentality of) the woman, but woman on account of (by the instrumentality of) the man. ), At Home with Priscilla and Aquila Scriptures, but he was ignorant of the essential facts of the gospel (and weak on dispensational truth). Some of your question is a little ambiguous to me. But I will reiterate, in the vast majority of cases, gender has no relevance in ministry. Paul is prohibiting a woman, not women. On Pentecost when Peter and the others “opened the gates to the kingdom of God,” immersion in water for remission of sins was enjoined. 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. “If God wants me to,” he said, “I will come back.” Then he sailed from Ephesus. 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. Marg, when people hold fast to scripture as Gods truth, it prevails over settings/times/cultures, and especially over their your own desires. These are the requirements for ministry, not their gender. Why were Jews forbidden from meeting in Roman synagogues in 41 C.E. It’s impossible in my view to be dogmatic or find one right way of reading the evidence, and applying it to the 21st C. The other thing that is interesting to me is that, let’s take 1 Tim 2 – some people apply some verses that subjugate women to the 21st C but do not match the contexts. Wasn’t the early church a little informal and private in many aspects? Watercolour and ink portrait of Priscilla by Sarah Beth Baca. This becomes clearer when we look at the meaning of “explain” (ektithēmi) and at the circumstances where the author of Acts, traditionally thought to be Luke, uses the word elsewhere. . The project is a map with the locations that Aquila and Priscilla are known to be. Priscilla and Aquila heard him. I agree Marg. Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Creating some neat division between “teaching” and “explaining” is merely creating a false dichotomy that may have never really existed in the first century. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. An Orthodox Church tradition states that Aquila was one of Jesus’ 70 disciples (Luke 10:1-24). 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. They chose a wise mentoring approach with 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. Priscilla and Aquila are regarded as saints in most Christian churches that canonize saints. Paul commends Priscilla as one of his co-workers (Romans 16:3-4). Changing Phoebe role as a diakonon/decon on a technicality to a servant to conceal that it was a Chruch office despite it being used of male Deacons in the Pastorals. Acts 18:26 tells us that Priscilla, along with her husband Aquila, explained theology or, more precisely, the doctrine of Christian baptism, to a man named Apollos. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor[a](O) and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. I’ve applied to do a MA at Macquarie in 2012 specialising in Early Christian and Jewish Studies. 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. 16:8,19), she corrects the doctrinal understanding of one of the chief teachers of the church. Jesus used the women at the well to teach a village. Languages by Popularity. Women are to be silent (sigaō) if there is anything they want to learn. Of all the Christians in the city, however, it was Priscilla and Aquila who approached Apollos with the aim of explaining the “way of God” (i.e. [3] At some point, or perhaps several times, they had even risked their lives for Paul’s sake (Rom. Secondly, Priscilla and Aquilla. But he only knew about John’s baptism. Amen Sister! 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined. Dave, In the King James version Aquila name is used first,he in error to say Priscilla name was first mention. I mean people held church in their own homes. Its very short sighted for people to say that women should keep their gifts to themselves. 437-452 (439); F. W. Grosheide, Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians: The English Text with Introduction, Exposition and Notes (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1953), pp. Apollos was a great preacher who was mighty in the O.T. Does the Pershitta have Aquila’s name first in all six instances where the couple are named? A dream come true. “For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires” – 2 Tim 4:3. died and the expulsion of the Jews from Rome was lifted. He did this because he had made a promise to God. Priscilla and Aquila did, in fact, teach Apollos. People are learning and growing as disciples every day. The argument that Priscilla didn’t actually “teach” Apollos because the word used is “explained” seems pretty ridiculous to me. The fact is, whether the word “teach”, “explain”, “dialogue/discuss”, “proclaim”, “prophesy” or “goodnews-ing” is used–these are similar activities. . Luke uses ektithēmi with this sense three times in Acts: in Acts 11:4 of Peter’s teaching, in Acts 18:26 of Priscilla and Aquila’s, and in Acts 28:23 of Paul’s. While Luke does not use the word didaskō in this passage, we can see that Paul was, in fact, teaching his visitors about Jesus. Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe. Many of the instructions in the letters to Timothy are not part of the usual, or general, teaching and instructions about his “way of life in Christ Jesus” that Paul taught and demonstrated in all the churches he founded or ministered in. 21 But as he left, he promised, “I will come back if it is God’s will.”(G) Then he set sail from Ephesus. Cross references. Priscilla and Aquila, committed to the early Christian ministry, accompanied Paul across the Aegean Sea to Ephesus, where their ministry continued. “Cast aside” involves an action and adds a nuance that is not ordinarily in the word, though context may supply it. When I talk of preaching I could be referring to teaching, explaining, oration, storytelling or any number of oral presentations! ἐκτιθημι) probably had something to do with the baptism of John and the need for Apollos to more powerfully refute from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah, for that is the difference in Apollos’ teaching post their instruction (Lk 24:27, 32, 44; Acts 1:3; 18:25, 28). 17. I think 1 Tim is a 2nd C text (therefore not Pauline) and reflects some tension in a community of that period. This text is independent and “older” than that of the minority text MS; written around 150 AD. If said someone “picked her way across the meadow on foot” it would be pretty stupid to say “she didn’t walk across the meadow; see, the word ‘walk’ wasn’t even used.”. 18 Paul stayed in Corinth for some 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? Paul's. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila . 12 For just as the woman of the man is, so also the man by the woman is; all things, however, are of God. My wife and I do it all the time. And I have a question. . So, as you say, Priscilla taught an apostle, and, with her husband, provided a more accurate explanantion of baptism. 18 Paul stayed in Corinth for some time. Priscilla and Aquila teach him so that he might speak "more accurately." I appreciate this study. Based on Eve’s answer to the serpent and the use of plural verbs (in the Hebrew of Genesis 3:2-3) as opposed to singular verbs (in Genesis 2:16-17), it is possible that God did repeat the warning of eating the forbidden fruit. Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998, 2014 by Biblica, Inc.®. Chrysostom on 5 Women Church Leaders in the New Testament. Priscilla. When our women are grounded in sound doctrine and theology, like Priscilla was, it produces a stronger church with much more potential for all types of growth. First 30-days on us! Priscilla and Aquila Teach Apollos. And neither has the day of the week. This is the same with Junia in Romans 16:7 where they do everything possible to say she was only known to the Apostles not one herself. I can’t think of particular examples of people who deny that both Priscilla and Aquila were the leaders of the house church that met in their home; but I imagine there are many people who do not think that Priscilla was a leader simply because of her sex. 14:39-40). It is indeed timeless. If that is not teaching, then what is it? All the best with it. Claudius. I think interdependence is what Paul is getting at. Luke says that Priscilla and Aquila heard something in Apollos’ preaching at the synagogue in Ephesus that they wished to clarify (Acts 18:26), so they took him aside and enhanced his already ‘accurate’ understanding of Jesus with a ‘more accurate’ understanding. Another witness; that is, the Eastern Syrian text of the Peshitta also has Aquila first. Some church meetings allowed for spontaneous offerings of ministry from both men and women. In . Email Address. Apollos didn’t just learn from Aquila and Priscilla, he shared what he learned. 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