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Prisca

The wife of Aquila and a leader of the early Church. 

Background

Priscilla (also known as Prisca) and her husband, Aquila, were leaders in the early church. They were Jewish Christians who had been expelled from Rome by Emperor Claudius. Priscilla and Aquila were tentmakers with whom Paul stayed in Corinth because they were of the same trade (Acts 18:1-3). They went with Paul to Ephesus, where they hosted a house church (1 Corinthians 16:19). Later, they apparently returned to Rome, where again a house church met in their home (Romans 16:3-5).

AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus

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