It is an enduring question.
- A FEMALE APOSTLE?: A Lexical-Syntactical Analysis of Romans 16:7 …
- Junia, A Female Apostle
- Female Prophets, Disciples, Ministers & Apostles Mentioned in the …
Junia, btw, is an early Eastern Orthodox Saint.
If you click on the links (note, the first is a pdf paper), you will find that the first one disagrees with the thesis. Well, it is one thing to make a comment on a humor site, it is another to be certain as to the conclusion. I’m not certain at all, though it does make for interesting reading.
Do I know what Paul meant when he wrote: “Greet Andronicus and Junia, my relatives who were in prison with me; they are prominent among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.” No, I don’t.
Nibley gave examples of female deacons and prophets and thought other priesthood positions may well have been held by women in the Church in other ages (though, with Nibley you have to be careful because what he thought was constantly changing).
What do you think?