Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Category: Church History

Marcella early church women

Marcella of Rome: Academic and Ascetic

Marcella of Rome (325–410), friend of Jerome, dedicated herself and her considerable talents and resources to serving the church and helping the poor. Here’s some information about this remarkable woman.

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Queen Candace of Ethiopia

In his Church History, Eusebius wrote, “Ethiopia even to the present day is ruled, according to ancestral custom, by a woman” (cf. Acts 8:27). Is there any truth in his statement? As it turns out, there is.

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Febe una diácono de la Iglesia en Cencrea

(5) Phoebe: Deacon of the Church in Cenchrea

In Part 5, I look at 1 Timothy 3:8-13, concerning male and female deacons in the Ephesian church, and at Phoebe as a prostatis (patron). I briefly compare her ministry with that of Olympias and also Stephanas (1 Cor. 16:15-18).

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Barbara Aland

Barbara Aland and the Nestle-Aland Greek NT

Most modern translations of the New Testament rely on the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament. One of the editors of recent editions of this Greek New Testament is scholar Barbara Aland. This article provides a brief history of the Nestle-Aland text and a brief biography of Barbara Aland.

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Gender Equality in Second Clement

In Second Clement (written around 150 AD) the author indicates that authenticity, transparency, and gender equality in the church are necessary for God’s kingdom to come. What do you make of it?

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LXX

The Septuagint

This article looks at the Septuagint, the ancient Greek version of the Old Testament. When, where, and why was it produced, and by whom?

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