Junia / Edition 1

Junia / Edition 1

by Eldon Jay Epp
     
 

The name "Junia" appears in Romans 16:7, and Paul identifies her (along with Andronicus) as "prominent among the apostles." In this important work, Epp investigates the mysterious disappearance of Junia from the traditions of the church. Because later theologians and scribes could not believe (or wanted to suppress) that Paul had numbered a… See more details below

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The name "Junia" appears in Romans 16:7, and Paul identifies her (along with Andronicus) as "prominent among the apostles." In this important work, Epp investigates the mysterious disappearance of Junia from the traditions of the church. Because later theologians and scribes could not believe (or wanted to suppress) that Paul had numbered a woman among the earliest churches' apostles, Junia's name was changed in Romans to a masculine form. Despite the fact that the earliest churches met in homes and that other women were clearly leaders in the churches (e.g., Prisca and Lydia), calling Junia an apostle seemed too much for the tradition. Epp tracks how this happened in New Testament manuscripts, scribal traditions, and translations of the Bible. In this thoroughgoing study, Epp restores Junia to her rightful place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800637712
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
907,573
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IContemporary textual criticism
1Textual criticism and exegesis3
2Variant readings in passages concerning gender issues14
Pt. IIJunia/Junias in Romans 16:7
3The lexical form and introductory matters23
4Junia in early Christian writers - and beyond32
5The contracted-name theory40
6Junia/Junias in current Greek New Testaments45
7Junia/Junias in past editions of Nestle, Nestle-Aland, and UBS49
8The accentuation of [Ioynian] in reference works - and the attendant cultural bias53
9Junia/Junias in Greek New Testaments and their influence on exegesis60
10Junia/Junias in English translations65
11Adronicus and Junia as "outstanding among the apostles"69
Conclusion : there was an apostle Junia79

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