Junia / Edition 1

Junia / Edition 1

by Eldon Jay Epp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800637712

ISBN-13: 9780800637712

Pub. Date: 10/01/2005

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

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

Overview

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:
899,901
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >