What is a woman’s role in the church? Many teach that the Scriptures endorse a silent and subservient while the men lead. As the letter to the Romans closes, Shaul/Paul’s final greetings reveal a marvelous hermeneutic truth: leadership in the home and in the congregation is appointed by Yahuwah and His annointing does not recognize gender preference.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective - Chapter 16

by Matthew Nolan | Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective
– Chapter 16 –

Romans 16:1 I commend to you Phoebe our Yisraelite sister, who is a deacon of the congregation that is at Cenchrea:

Phoebe a diakonos.

Romans 16:2 That you receive her in vuvh, as becomes Yisraelite kidushim, and that you assist her in whatever business she has need of: for she has been a great help to many, and to myself also.

She was more like a trusted emissary or ambassador.

She was likely a scattered Israelite/gentile because her name’s associated with Phoebus; from the mythology of Apollos.

Phoebe a deacon of the assembly at Cenchrea, one of the two seaports of Corinth.

Deacon not deaconess, diakonos is masculine not feminine form.

Romans 16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aqulas my helpers in Moshiach gauvh: 

Romans 16:4 Who have for my chayim laid down their own necks: for whom not only I give hodu, but also all the congregations of the Yisraelite nations.

Pricilla and Aquilla would have been among those Jews that were expelled from Rome under the Edict of Claudius and worked with Paul in Corinth and Ephesus:

Acts 18:1 After these things, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.

There he found a Jewish man named Aquila—a native of Pontus having recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all Jewish people to leave Rome. 

A learned Alexandrian Jew who had the revelation of the Melchitzedik transference from John to Yahusha, but was less familiar with other subjects was instructed by Priscilla and Aquilla!

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