Articles on Apostles
Junia, A Female Apostle, Resolving
the Issues of Romans 16:7 by Dennis J. Preato. This paper looks at
the two major issues regarding this verse; was Junia a woman and was she an
apostle? This scholarly paper is very well done and the footnotes are
a goldmine for research. If you had a doubt before, you should not when you
Junia, A Woman Apostle by
Dianne McDonnell. This outstanding article presents a clear and
easy to read case for Junia as an apostle who was woman. She includes
Romans 16:7, with numerical references to Strong's Concordance for easy
reference, followed by an explanation of critical words.
Why Jesus Chose Male Apostles, by
Gilbert Bilezikian. This article is taken from Dr. Bilezikian's book
Community 101. It explains why the original 12 apostles were
male, then discusses the implications for the early church and the church
Go and Tell! --God's Word to Women in the
21st Century Century by Dr. Eddie Hyatt. It has been noted that we
teach a little by what we say; we teach more by what we do; but we teach
most or all by what we are. Jesus knew that actions speak louder than
words and He taught His disciples, not just by precept. This article
considers the importance of Jesus appearing first to Mary Magdalene.
Don't miss this one!
The Son Re-expressing the Father's Heart
Towards Women by Dee Alei. This is Chapter 7 of her book From
Bondage to Blessing. Jesus continually broke with the traditions,
religious law and attitudes of the time regarding women. In this
chapter we see how He continually affirmed women, honoring them, encouraging
them in their faith, giving them dignity, equality, value and lifting them
up to the men as positive examples. After reading this you may want to
order the whole book. To do so,
We are Witnesses to a Mystery by Ruth
Hoppin. The first chapter and a paragraph from the ending of the book
entitled "Charge to the Jury," is taken from the book Priscilla's Letter,
Finding the Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews which is written as a
fascinating trial where the evidence is laid out before a jury.
The book was taken out of print after only a few months of availability.
Circumstances suggest deliberate suppression due to the influence of those
who regard the concept of female authorship of the Epistle to the Hebrews