Woman of Influence – Priscilla
Aquila and Priscilla – You can’t have one without the other
I’ve never really given this much consideration until I was reading to prepare for this post, but I think it is really cool that Aquila and Priscilla are always named together. To me, this signifies a beautiful partnership… a couple that was committed to each other and the calling they felt God had on their lives. Interestingly, in some cases you read ‘Aquila and Priscilla’ and in others ‘Priscilla and Aquila’. I wonder if there was any significance in listing one or the other first?
I wish we had some more details about Priscilla’s life, but here’s what we do know:
- She and her husband Aquila were some of the first missionaries and leaders of the early church
- They partnered with Paul and were entrusted to train and develop other leaders such as Apollos
- They were tent makers by trade
- They moved a lot. From Rome to Corinth to Ephesus and back to Rome.
- Priscilla traveled with the guys. It looks like it was just she, Aquila and Paul from Corinth to Ephesus. (Bless her! I’m not exactly sure what traveling was like in that day, but I’m sure it wasn’t glamorous, especially with two guys!)
- Did Priscilla have any girlfriends to confide in?
- What exactly was here role in the teaching and leading of the early church?
- Did she have any children?
- She influenced other church leaders. What kind of influence did she have with the women around her?
If you have any other insights on Priscilla, please share!