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23825Re: [XTalk] Mission fields favorable to women apostles

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  • Jack Kilmon
    Apr 1 9:52 AM
      I was thinking about the same questions last week and my Amazon.com
      stagewagon just rode in with Sara B. Pomeroy (the leading expert)
      "Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity (1975)
      Shocken. NY and the same author "Women's History & Ancient History" 1991 UNC
      Press and also HBarbara Watterson (another leading authority) "Women in
      Ancient Egypt" 1991. If I were a woman in the 1st century (from my cursory
      page flipping so far), I would go to Egypt. Only in Alexandria could you
      have an Hypatia and only Christians would have mobbed her and slaughtered

      Jack Kilmon

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Richard Fellows
      Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 1:08 AM
      To: crosstalk2@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [XTalk] Mission fields favorable to women apostles

      If you were a first century female apostle, which region would you
      choose as your mission field? Were some regions more open to women
      preachers than others, or were all regions equally sexist? We know
      that Paul and other men evangelized Asia Minor and the Aegean, but I
      think we should assess the possibility that women chose to go elsewhere.

      C.C. Kroeger writes that "A Roman woman enjoyed far greater freedom
      than her Greek sisters" (Dictionary of New Testament Background
      p1277)." Is this true, and would it explain why so many women were
      prominent in the churches of Rome (Rom 16:1-15) and Philippi (Phil
      4:2; Acts 16:14-15, 40) (a Roman colony)? Also, it is said that
      Egyptians were relatively egalitarian, though I have heard conflicting
      views on this, and would like to hear what people think.

      What studies should I read to find answers to these questions? Any

      Richard Fellows


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