posted on Feb, 25 2008 @ 09:31 PM
reply to post by Clearskies
Some noted women of the Bible....
4.And Deborah,a prophetess,the wife of Lapidoth,she judged Israel at that time.5.And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and
Bethel in mount Ephraim:and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.
1.I commend unto you Phebe our sister,which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:2.That ye receive her in the Lord,as becometh saints,
and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
3.Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
4.Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks,but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
5.Likewise greet the church that is in their house.Salute my well-beloved Epaenetus,who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
6.Greet Mary,who bestowed much labour on us.
7.Salute Andronicus and Junia,my kinsmen,and my fellow-prisoners,who are of note among the apostles,who also were in Christ before me.
8.Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.
9.Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.
10.Salute Apelles approved in Christ.Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.
11.Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.
12.Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.
13.Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
14.Salute Asyncritus,Phlegon,Hermas,Patrobas,Hermes,and the brethren which are with them.
15.Salute Philologus,and Julia,Nereus,and his sister,and Olympas,and all the saints which are with them.
16.Salute one another with an holy kiss.The churches of Christ salute you.
(I find this passage of great interest because Paul himself confirms that there were female apostles,and he does not condemn them,he salutes them
along with the male apostles!)
24.And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures,came to Ephesus.25.This man was instructed
in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit,he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
26.And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard,they took him unto them,and expounded unto him the way of
God more perfectly.
1 CORINTHIANS 16:19.
19.The churches of Asia salute you.Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord,with the church that is in their house.
36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel,of the tribe of Aser:she was of a great age,and had lived with an husband seven
years from her virginity;37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years,which departed not from the temple,but served God with fastings and
prayers night and day.
HULDAH & the Mother of MAHER-SHALAL-HASH-BAZ were both prophets.
28.And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh;and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,your old men
shall dream dreams,your young men shall see visions.
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.28 There
is neither Jew nor Greek there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.29 And if ye be
Christ's,then are ye Abraham's seed,and heirs according to the promise.
29 And Moses said unto him,Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD's people were prophets,and that the LORD would put his spirit
Phillip had 4 daughters who prophesied.Acts 21:9.
Both the Hebrew "Nebrah",and Greek "Proph" used for prophetess means female preacher.(See Young's Concordance, Pg. 780.)
(note also:The first message of the Resurrection of Christ was spoken by women to a group of men.)
1 Corinthians 15:34-35.
34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also
saith the law.35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
(If Paul intended this verse as a general rule to bar all women from speaking in church,then they cannot teach Sunday School,
testify,pray,prophesy,sing,or even get saved,and this would contradict the rest of the Bible!!)
1 Timothy 2:13-14.
13 For Adam was first formed,then Eve.14 And Adam was not deceived,but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Wherefore,as by one man sin entered into the world.
You may also want to look up these women from the early Christian era....
Thecla,Melania the Elder, Melania the Younger and Syncletica.
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