New Testament & Psalms 2019

Romans 16 – The Real End…

I jumped the gun yesterday. Just two quick comments:

Romans 16:7  Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

Someone tried to argue Junia, one of Paul’s “kinsmen” was a woman apostle.

John Gill writes …..

who are of note among the apostles; were well known by, and in great account with the twelve apostles, though not of their number; they might be converted by them, and be followers of them in Judea; they are thought by some to be of the number of the seventy disciples, whom Christ himself sent forth to preach: Andronicus particularly is mentioned among them, and said to be bishop of Pannonia, or rather of Spain; See Gill on Luke 10:1; however, they might be preachers of the Gospel, and be persons of great fame and renown as such; for which reason they might be called apostles, that being a name sometimes given to ordinary ministers of the word, and to such who were messengers of the churches, 2Co 8:23, as these might be, and were famous for their prudent, faithful, and diligent discharge of their office and duty:

BTW as you read the chapter just not the long list of names and there are a few women actually mentioned for their faithful work.

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