RE: Sexist Language

From: Peter Phillips (
Date: Wed Jun 25 1997 - 15:17:53 EDT

And of course in the same chapter of Romans we find Junias - an APOSTOLOS - Junias, as I.H.Marshall points out in his commentary is without doubt a feminine name!

Pete Phillips,
Cliff College, Sheffield, England

-----Original Message-----
From: Theresa J List, Dcs []
Sent: 25 June 1997 14:39
Subject: Re: Sexist Language

On Wed, 25 Jun 1997 16:11:09 +0700 "Lemuel G. Abarte" <>
>The point I am trying to make is this: The writers of the NT have a
>theology. That theology is reflected in their writings. When Paul
>the word EPISKOPOS, he was talking about - men. There is no reference
>women. The same with DIAKONOS.

Just a point of clarification here ... You are right about the usage of
EPISKOPOS in the NT. But Romans 16:1-2 discuss Phoebe (a woman), who is

Theresa List (DIAKONOS)

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