The Apostle Junia, was a woman leader in the early church whose ministry reminds us that God’s intention Junia: The First Woman Apostle by Eldon Jay Epp. Dennis Preato proves that Junia was an woman who was an apostle. The first is concerned with resolving the gender of the person named Iounian. Was this. Like many women, I was surprised when I first heard Junia’s story. I was speaking to a book club about women in the Bible when an audience member raised.

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They were outstanding on the basis of their works and virtuous actions.

Clouse Downers Grove, Ill.: The original autographs of all biblical documents no longer exist. What is important is that Junia is referred to in her own right, not as an attachment to someone else.

A Female Apostle? – CBMW

Crossway Books, The continued resistance to this conclusion completely lacks merit, and should be put to bed. The First Woman Apostle. It seems odd that Paul would not refer to two apostles until well into his greetings; one would think that they would be more prominent among the individuals mentioned.

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The First Woman Apostle — So-called

In seeking to determine the gender of Iounianmany scholars have examined Greco- Roman literature to find out how frequently this name appear in either Greek or Latin. This page aposfle last edited on 21 Decemberat Paperbackpages.


A Re-Examination of Rom An interesting and illuminating look into the role of the female apostle. Would we then have to conclude, as many have done, that this Junia was a prominent, authoritative apostle within the early church, serving as evidence in favor of women holding authoritative positions over men within the church today?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Two Greek manuscripts have “Julia” clearly a woman’s name instead of “Junia s ” in this verse. Hence, the textual weight seemed to be for the feminine name Junia, wwoman text critic Eldon Epp in believed most scholars accept. The fifth example, from Josephus B.

Who Was Junia in the Bible? – The Junia Project

Thus, while the clear majority of the Church Fathers adopt a feminine reading of Rom Women Who Knew Paul. He pays careful attention to the text critical issues surrounding Junia whether it is a feminine or masculine noun and traces the history of grammars, critical editions of the NT, and patristic handling of Romans Only one record of the male name “Junias” has been discovered in extra-biblical Greek literature, which names him as the bishop of Apameia of Syria.

When no verb is present, the locative reading makes much more sense e.

But it is overstating the evidence to claim that all the Fathers speak to the issue and agree on it. Junia was one of fifst female apostles hidden by 20th century interpreters who believed only men could be apostles.


Who was Junia?

Our verse says that they were Christians before Paul was, and yet we have not the slightest hint of the them in Acts or anywhere else in the NT.

In his book Junia: No trivia or quizzes yet. So what are we to make of all of this? An important reference for our study is found in 3 Macc 6: Click here to email.

Open Preview See a Problem? This same principle is used in textual criticism: After an extensive search of syntactical parallels, John 7: Even some conservative scholars, however, argue that Junia English, Julia is correct, and there are a couple of compelling points in this direction, though they are not decisive.

Frank Stagg believe that Paul is competent to endorse the couple as “apostles” on the basis of his own involvement with them.

Thomas Nelson, In Greek, the phrase is hoitines eisin episemoi in tois apostoloiswhich is variously translated as follows:.