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A Jewish-Christian teacher and coworker of Paul who supported and/or led churches with her husband Aquila in at least three cities (Rome, Corinth, and Ephesus). Also known as Priscilla (Πρίσκιλλα, Priskilla), the diminutive form of Prisca.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
PRISCA (PERSON) [Gk Priska (Πρισκα)]. Var. PRISCILLA. An important Christian missionary in the mid-1st century c.e., mentioned in 1 Cor 16:19, Rom 16:3–5, and 2 Tim 4:19. She is called by the diminutive “Priscilla” in Acts 18:2–3 (historically reliable traditions; Lüdemann 1987: 206, 209–10); and 18:18,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Priscilla and Aquila
Priscilla and Aquila. Christian couple who were friends and possibly converts of the apostle Paul during his ministry at Corinth (Acts 18:1–3). They are always mentioned together in the NT. Priscilla’s personal character or her role in the church may account for her name coming before her husband’s in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Prisca prisʹkə [Gk. Priska], also the diminutive form PRISCILLA pri-silʹə [Gk. Priskilla]. A Christian woman who with her husband AQUILA labored alongside Paul at Corinth. They came to Corinth after Claudius had expelled all the Jews from Rome (Acts 18:2). They were Paul’s co-workers at Ephesus also,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Priscilla and Aquila
PRISCILLA AND AQUILA Christian couple who were friends and possibly converts of the apostle Paul during his ministry at Corinth (Acts 18:1–3). They are always mentioned together in the NT. Priscilla’s personal character or her leadership role in the church may account for her name coming before her husband’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Prisca (pris´kuh), Priscilla (pri-sil´uh), a prominent woman in the early Christian church, always mentioned in connection with Aquila, her husband. Paul calls her Prisca (a common Latin name), but Acts prefers Priscilla (18:2–28; cf. Rom. 16:3; 1 Cor. 16:19). The fact that Prisca is often mentioned
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
PRISCILLA. The wife of Aquila (q.v.). While Luke calls her by this familiar name (Acts 18:2, Paul prefers to give her the more formal name of Prisca (Rom 16:3, ASV, RSV; 1 Cor 16:19, ASV, RSV; 2 Tim 4:19). The name belonged to a noble Roman family, the gens Prisca. Both Luke and Paul usually mention
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Aquila and Prisca, Priscilla
AQUILA AND PRISCA, PRISCILLA. A Jewish leatherworker (rsv ‘tent-maker’, Acts 18:3) and his wife, staunch friends of Paul. Aquila came from Pontus, but the couple were in Rome when Claudius’ edict of c. ad 49 expelled all Jews from the city. Obscure words of Suetonius (Claudius 25. 4) suggest that the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Prisca (Gk. Prɩ́ska), PRISCILLA (Prɩ́skilla)A woman Christian missionary, teacher and leader of the Pauline missionary circle. She was probably freeborn, and married Aquila, a Jewish tentmaker from Pontus in Bithynia. Prisca and Aquila were Christians in Rome when Christians still worshipped alongside
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
PRISCA [prĭsˊkə] (Gk. Priska), PRISCILLA [prĭ sĭlˊə] (Priskilla). A “tentmaker” (possibly leatherworker) known both as Prisca (Rom. 16:3; 1 Cor. 16:19; 2 Tim. 4:19) and Priscilla (a diminutive form, used in Acts), the wife of Aquila, also a “tentmaker.” It has been suggested that Prisca was connected
Catholic Bible Dictionary
PRISCILLA Also Prisca, the wife of Aquila, both of whom were associates of the apostle Paul. Prisca and Aquila were early converts to the Christian faith and moved to Corinth after being expelled from Rome by a decree of Emperor Claudius (Acts 18:2). They gave welcome to Paul in Corinth, and the apostle
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Priscilla, St (1st cent.), also ‘Prisca’, an early Christian convert. She is mentioned six times in the NT (Acts 18: verses 2, 18, and 26; Rom. 16:3; 1 Cor. 16:19; 2 Tim. 4:19); in the Pauline Epp. the best attested form in all cases is ‘Prisca’. She was the wife of Aquila, a Jew of Pontus and (like