It seems that eventually—possibly after the death of the Emperor Claudius—they returned to Rome, since Paul sends his greetings to them there (Romans 16:3).  The order of Priscilla’s and Aquila’s names is significant. Some Christians see this verse as comprehensively declaring a universal and permanent ban on every woman teaching any man. Apollos was not a Christian at the time that Priscilla and Aquila were teaching him. 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. 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. He proved from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.  And much of this communication would have included a degree of teaching and instruction. In an attempt to quieten the women down (because of wider community pressure?) There is no “Thou shalt not” in the Bible when it comes to godly women preaching the gospel or speaking the Word the God. I accept scripture at face value, w/childlike faith. 19 They arrived at Ephesus. We all teach the commands of Jesus. Dialegomai is used again in Acts 19:9-10 for Paul’s two-year ministry in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. Apollos received their words, traveled to Achaia, and flourished in ministry there. And God uses men and women every day, empowered by the Holy Spirit and equipped with the Word of God, to facilitate these things. When the apostle Paul met Aquila and Priscilla, they had something in common—all were away from their homeland, banned from Rome, now living in Corinth, and working on tents. His solution was to expel all Jews. It would be hard to doubt that the Holy Spirit was among the three during their little teaching session. A list of the 29 people in Romans 16:1-16, Chrysostom on 5 Women Church Leaders in the New Testament, Tertullian on Equality and Mutuality in Marriage, Junia: The Jewish Woman who was Imprisoned with Paul, https://margmowczko.com/1-timothy-212-in-context-1/, https://margmowczko.com/equality-and-gender-issues/created-order-1-timothy-212/, http://www.academia.edu/4072844/Priscilla_and_Aquila_Teach_an_Apostle, https://margmowczko.com/equality-and-gender-issues/interpretations-applications-1-cor-14_34-35/, https://margmowczko.com/1-timothy-212-not-as-clear/, https://margmowczko.com/1-corinthians-1434-35-in-a-nutshell/, https://margmowczko.com/the-chiasm-in-1-corinthians-11_2-16/, “Preaching” words in the NT and women who preached, Mary and the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus, Don Carson and Tim Keller on “I Do Not Permit a Woman to Teach”. Aquila, Priscilla, and Apollos are all remembered and honored for their great missionary zeal. 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. Apart from your mistaken way of applying 1 Timothy 2:12 and 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, it seems we have a similar approach to scripture, a similar love of it, and a similar reverence for it. So, Aquila and Priscilla took Apollos aside and "explained to him the way of God more accurately". Apollos was a great preacher who was mighty in the O.T. 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. PS. The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. 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). What Calvin fails to realise is that Priscilla and Aquila’s house was the base for their church in Corinth. Being created through the instrumentality of a thing or person is not quite the same as being created for the sake or need of a person. 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. There is also no reason to think that it included a ban on the behaviour mentioned in 1 Timothy 2:12. Apollos did not know about the new meaning of being baptised. 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. 14:34-35, or elsewhere. I mean does a missionary’s wife NOT share the gospel with someone that has traveled to them for help when he is not present? The fact is that it isn’t a clear cut verse that can stand on its own. Despite Apollos’ notable credentials, something was lacking in his teaching. They offer him further teaching and knowledge. Posted by Marg | Sep 11, 2010 | All Posts on Equality, Bible Women, Equality in Ministry, Paul and Women, Women in Ministry | 48. Now people could be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ. Apollos is also mentioned by Luke in a retrospective account of his time in Ephesus in 52 CE recorded in Acts 18:24-28. This idea is not substantiated elsewhere. Chrysostom on 5 Women Church Leaders in the New Testament. But he said no. Furthermore, judging from the letters to the Corinthians, some of the Corinthians were a bit arrogant and Paul takes some care not to shame them (1 Cor. Were there women elders in New Testament churches? Hi Tricia, it’s never too late to leave comments. The writer has an interesting interpretation of Gen 3 which even Gen 3 does not seem to endorse as the man is punished (more?) 1 Corinthians 11:11 King James Version (KJV) As an accomplished and careful writer, skilled in Greek, the author of Acts has a large vocabulary. Priscilla and Aquila- Acts 18:1-28 www.missionbibleclass.org 16. N.B. Dave, In the King James version Aquila name is used first,he in error to say Priscilla name was first mention. There Paul said goodbye to Priscilla and Aquila. What Country are you in? Priscilla and Aquila help Paul. This may be one reason he implies, “I am not picking on you; this is what I teach everywhere in all the churches.”. Paul advises these women to ask their questions to their more-educated husbands at home. This relating of the historical narrative occurs through v. 15 or p… Money, power, control? 12 For just as the woman of the man is, so also the man by the woman is; all things, however, are of God. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken. 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. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae. The Ways of God are precepts and doctrine itself. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. . An Examination of the Meaning of ἐκτίθημι in Acts 18:26, Bible.org. John Piper said a woman may prophesy but she may not judge prophesy! All the best with it. Or is it implied? This couple accompany Paul to Ephesus probably financing his trip there and on towards Jerusalem. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Aquila and Prisca greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house (1 Corinthians 16:19). 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? https://margmowczko.com/1-timothy-212-in-context-1/. So, for the sake of clarity, my response may seem a bit long winded. 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. Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the scriptures. accompanied . There they hosted Paul, also a tentmaker by trade, on his first visit to the town (Acts 18:1 ff). This unconventional order of the wife’s name before her husband’s may indicate that Priscilla’s ministry was more prominent than Aquila’s. Acts 18:24 notes that it was in Ephesus that they met the Egyptian evangelist named Apollos. Sadly, people (ahem complementarians) would read a public vs private/formal vs informal interpretation into 1 Timothy 2:12. “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. 8 Not for is man of woman, but woman of man. Apollos went on to stand shoulder to shoulder with Paul, laboring to establish the faith. Priscilla and Aquilla were able to take Apollos and teach him the about Jesus’ life, ministry, death and resurrection. They offer him further teaching and knowledge. Analysis Although Apollos is eloquent, enthusiastic, and "well-versed in the Scriptures," his teachings show him to be in need of further instruction. 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. Because if so… then it looks like women being band from teaching was in all churches. At the very least, the couple were house church leaders. Most English dictionaries define explain as “make plain and comprehensible.” This is surely one of the major aims of teaching. To discount Priscilla and Aquila’s “explaining” as true teaching simply because Luke didn’t use the word didaskō is unwarranted, especially when considering the context of ektithēmi in the book of Acts.. this interpretation of Scripture is appealed to. . Aquila. People are learning and growing as disciples every day. In his 2019 book, Andrew Bartlett makes these points about Priscilla’s teaching. The three would prove to become steadfast friends, traveling companions, and ministry coworkers.  However, the fact that Priscilla’s name is listed first before her husband’s in Acts 18:26, seems to indicate that Priscilla was the more active one in giving the explanation.. 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. As an apostle Apollos certainly appears to be driven by a commission to preach the Gospel which would accord with him being amongst the disciples from the time of the baptism of John (Acts 1:22). And he credits Priscilla, more so than Aquila, in making their home a church. Used with permission of the artist. He did this because he had made a promise to God. It can mean: “… to receive kindly or hospitably, admit to one’s own society and friendship . 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. 25 Apollos had been taught the way of the Lord. Up until a few years ago many translations also had a symbol of authority in verse 10. 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. I strongly suspect that Peter’s and Paul’s explanations were not devoid of exhortations. Paul’s letters, if not all the other New Testament books, were translated into Syriac from Greek manuscripts. 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. 16:19). Languages by Popularity. We beg the true followers of Jesus to come out of the darkness of Babylon and her wayward daughters.  Aquila, Priscilla and Paul were all tentmakers by profession. “Preach” words based on the Greek kērug– stem are used in much the same way as euaggelizomai (“tell/preach the gospel/good news”) and kataggellō (“announce/preach a message”). Paul's. Ministries that happen on the Lord’s Day are no more or less important than ministries that happen on other days of the week. So Priscilla and Aquila invited Apollos to their house and explained the new meaning to … Priscilla and Aquila went with him. I appreciate this study. strongly in that creation account for his part in eating the fruit, than the serpent or the woman. Did a woman, Priscilla, teach and correct a man—an eloquent and educated male teacher? Jesus had died on the cross and had been raised from the dead. Priscilla and Aquila help Paul. I guess the only real reason why the meaning of “explain” is in question at all is because of 1 Timothy 2:11-12 which you mention in your intro. 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. (More on this here.) )” [From a footnote above. Analysis Although Apollos is eloquent, enthusiastic, and "well-versed in the Scriptures," his teachings show him to be in need of further instruction. accompanied . Bushnell and Payne mention the importance of the gender sequence in vs 11 in their books and explain it in a better way than I can. Their exposition (Gk. In the first book of Opinions written in the margin is “Jesus said to keep the Gospel simple! 15 “Rather than correct Apollos publicly, Priscilla and Aquila . When we understand the word ektithēmi and read Acts 18:26 objectively, it is difficult to see otherwise. A “Lord’s Day position”? Priscilla: Teacher of the Way of God. In his article Did Priscilla “Teach” Apollos? I think 1 Tim is a 2nd C text (therefore not Pauline) and reflects some tension in a community of that period. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf07.ix.viii.iv.html accessed 9/09/2010, http://bible.org/article/did-priscilla-teach-apollos, Partnering Together: Paul’s Female Coworkers. I’m thankful that there are men that can see that common sense can be used at times. It has nothing to do with stepping on their toes and ego. And some (many?) Advocates of female pastorship perceive this as an imperative that was a reflection of cultural and legal restrictions of the day. Okay, gotcha. I wonder what the logic is of saying that woman is not “separate” or “apart” or “without” the man on account of being created from him? 23 Paul spent some time in Antioch. 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. Ektithēmi also has a second meaning, “to put forth, declare, explain.” (Perschbacher 1990:131) BDAG (2000: 310) give the definition of this second sense as “to convey information by careful elaboration.” This sounds a lot like teaching to me. Paul, who calls Apollos an apostle, thinks of himself alone as an apostle who was ‘untimely born’ which suggests that he thought Apollos became an apostle in the regular way. 19 They arrived at Ephesus. Apollos was a great preacher who was mighty in the O.T. 24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos,(M) a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. Aquila. 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. 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. (Acts 18:26) This couple accompany Paul to Ephesus probably financing his trip there and on towards Jerusalem. Select a File size . How could anyone argue that Priscilla, Aquila, and Appollos were not being the church when Priscilla and Aquila taught Appollos? Aquila. They lived, worked, and traveled with the Apostle Paul, who described them as his "fellow workers in Christ Jesus" (Romans 16:3 NASB). When Priscilla and Aquila(Q) heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. So Paul was not prohibiting sound teaching from well-behaved godly women. Paul first met Priscilla and Aquila when he went to Corinth as part of his second missionary journey. 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. Women are to be silent (sigaō) if there is anything they want to learn. But Peter began and explained it to them point by point, saying . Oxford was about the most awesome experience I have ever had. 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.”. 56 or 57 AD, Paul. I don’t think so much so. We see Timothy and Corinthians as letters to and about things Tim and Paul knew about clearly. Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos. My uncle always truly treasured her contributions, and saying she should have placed them on ‘hold’ until he was present is just legalism pure and simple. What matters is their gifting, their grace and ability, their faith, their character, and their morality. (See Acts 13:7, 42-50; 14:1, 3, 12, 14, 23; 15:2, 12, 22, 25, 35-36.). It must be taken in its context.”. and . A prophesier is to be silent (sigaō) if someone else receives a revelation. Men and Women in Christ, Fresh Light From the Biblical Texts (London: Inter-Varsity Press, 2019), 207 & 227. 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. It is unclear why Wallace regards ektithēmi as a “vanilla term,” especially considering how Luke uses the word in Acts. I agree that it is a straightforward exercise to translate ektithēmi into English as there are “almost no unusual meanings”; however, it is difficult to understand why Wallace believes its meaning cannot be viewed as approaching didaskō. 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined. and the cited scripture.”). The argument that Priscilla didn’t actually “teach” Apollos because the word used is “explained” seems pretty ridiculous to me. 16:3-5). Those are the men that truly need our prayers. This happened before .  They are always mentioned together and, significantly, in four of those occurrences, Priscilla’s name is mentioned first. . ), At Home with Priscilla and Aquila 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. They saw something special in him and privately invited him into their home to properly teach him the Gospel message.  The exact form of the verb in Acts 18:26 is exethento (from ektithēmi): 3rd person plural aorist middle indicative. Apollos is described literally as a “man of words.” This indicates Apollos was well-read, well-educated, and trained in rhetoric. 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. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. Why were Jews forbidden from meeting in Roman synagogues in 41 C.E. Which English translations have woman and man in the wrong order in 1 Corinthians 11:11? When he moved on to Corinth, his ministry there was more influential with some believers even than Paul’s (1 Cor. Then he left the brothers and sistersand sailed for Syria,accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Claudius, Emperor of Rome (A. D. 41-54) got tired of the disruptions to the city “instigated by Chrestus” among the Jewish population. A list of the 29 people in Romans 16:1-16 There Paul said goodbye to Priscilla and Aquila. He [Apollos] began to speak boldly in the synagogue. Cheryl and I have exchanged a few emails about the grammar and meaning of 1 Timothy 2:11-15. If the canon is held as inspired (by inspired I mean that God actually wrote the words of the text, rather than the writers were inspired to write their thoughts) this adds extra tension to any exegesis because people have to find one right way of reading the texts. 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. Yes, Some people make a point of saying that Priscilla’s teaching was informal and private; however, as you say, Paul does not specify that 1 Tim 2:12 only refers to formal or public teaching. Were there women elders in New Testament churches? Priscilla and her husband Aquila met the apostle Paul when he came to Corinth in approximately 50 C.E. First 30-days on us! It seems that eventually—possibly after the death of the Emperor Claudius—they returned to Rome, since Paul sends his greetings to them there (Romans 16:3). . (26) Whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard . Very well written! I see that you studied history at Macquarie. Apollos Goes to Corinth: So now Apollos was an even better teacher… Aquila and Priscilla returned to Rome by 57 AD where they became church leaders again. life. when . It is unlikely Peter told his audience the amazing events recounted in Acts 11:5-17 dispassionately, with no desire or intention to change the minds of those present. Aquila. “The first ekklesia gatherings were not the social-political corporate assemblies that are a cross between a coronation and rock concert.”. 17. I like these thoughts of Cheryl’s: “The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) has created a whole section of white, grey and black applications of 1 Timothy 2:12, and this is to give directions to churches who can’t figure out from 1 Timothy 2:12 whether a woman can be an usher, serve communion, teach math at a high school or at a college, or whether she can teach Hebrew in seminary even if she isn’t teaching the word of God per se. 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). (P) 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. 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. .” (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. 11:11-12 nullifies any significance in the created order. .--Many of the best MSS. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae. (Source). As an apostle he was witness to everything that had occurred (Lk 1:1-2; 24:33, 48). Then he left the brothers and sistersand sailed for Syria,accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. (Most Christians believe that “guarding” and correcting doctrine are roles of elders.) Apollos did not know about Christian baptism. It was Martin Luther, rebellious Roman Catholic cleric, who added “alone” or “only” to the text. If you look at biblehub.com there are still a few versions that put men before women, the KJV included.  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. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria. 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. Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe. Their bias is clearly visible. He was the Messiah. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them. 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). Then he left the brothers and sisters(A) and sailed for Syria,(B) accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. There’s no other verse in the Bible that forbids a woman teaching a man. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition. Jesus used the women at the well to teach a village. 24 At that time a Jew named Apollos came to Ephesus. Alexandria, which was in Egypt and the birthplace of Apollos, was known for its grand library at a time when there was not a library in many cities. A tongues-speaker is to be silent (sigaō) if there is no one to interpret. When I talk of preaching I could be referring to teaching, explaining, oration, storytelling or any number of oral presentations! 11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. Paul mentions them several times and always has good things to say about them. They chose a wise mentoring approach with Apollos. With her husband, Priscilla corrected Apollos, a prominent male preacher, and taught him the way of God more accurately, as narrated by Paul’s companion Luke (Acts 18:26). An interesting article about this subject is here. When the apostle Paul met Aquila and Priscilla, they had something in common—all were away from their homeland, banned from Rome, now living in Corinth, and working on tents. 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. . Ektithēmi (“explain”) and didaskō (“teach”) have similar meanings. The scripture has it that Adam did not “sleep” with Eve until they were evicted. Priscilla and Aquila take Apollos aside. 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. Aquila is traditionally listed among the Seventy Disciples. They would argue that since Priscilla and Aquila took Apollos aside to teach him, then it’s okay for women to teach in private, informal settings. An Orthodox Church tradition states that Aquila was one of Jesus’ 70 disciples (Luke 10:1-24). (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). Oh yeah, a few more comments: … Gods Word applies to all era’s/epochs since it has no choice b/c it will ALWAYS have been from a past setting/time/culture, compared to a future setting/time/culture. They chose a wise mentoring approach with Apollos. Jul 29, 2019 - This article looks at Priscilla and Aquila, and it explores the meaning of the Greek word ektithēmi ("explain") used in Acts 18:24-26. P.S.  As previously stated, BDAG (2000: 310) defines ektithēmi as “to convey information by careful elaboration”. .--Many of the best MSS. We possess copies of copies of some of these same Greek manuscripts, and they were consulted in producing more recent critical editions of the Greek New Testament. Wow! When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. 12 For just as the woman of the man is, so also the man by the woman is; all things, however, are of God. He knew the Scriptures very well. 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). Can you give the scriptural number of times, that God must repeat His will, before it becomes His will? 11:5). Paul’s Qualifications for Church Leaders The author is using this interpretation to encourage people not to trust what women say, to silence them, and to reduce their influence. It wasn’t done just because of the way it sounded. 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. He is the one that will move to us ‘teach’ or not, and YES at times that includes men. Great article! This article will answer the question, Did Priscilla, a woman, teach Apollos, a man? All rights reserved. And these verses are interpreted and applied in a broad variety of ways even within denominations. Genesis 4:1 is the first mention in the biblical record of Adam and Eve having sex, so this may have been their first time. They meet him where he is. Why would “two separate” MS groups (The Majority texts and the Minority texts be different in the Greek. 11 However, neither is woman separate from man, nor man seperate from woman, in the Lord. Also, I agree with you: The idea that a regular planned Sunday morning meeting is more “church-like” than smaller unplanned gatherings simply isn’t biblical. When Apollos, an enthusiastic believer from Alexandria, comes to Ephesus, he receives instruction from Priscilla and her husband, Aquila. 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. Eusebius mentions Paul living with Aquila and Priscilla when he was ministering to the churches in Asia Minor (Church History 2.18.9). In 1 and 2 Timothy, Paul writes to encourage Timothy and give him specific advice concerning the heresy in Ephesus. So the idea that Apollos was not a Christian is not based on the biblical text. 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. Aquilla and his wife Priscilla meet Paul and he tells them about Jesus. We will never sell your email address. 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