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Bibil Identifier bibil:220028
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Getting Romans to the Right Romans
Title (English, ) Phoebe and the Delivery of Paul's Letter
Author Chapple, Allan
Journal Tyndale Bulletin (Volume: 62, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 195-214 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract How did Romans reach the people for whom it was intended? There is widespread agreement that Phoebe was the bearer of the letter (Rom. 16:1-2), but little investigation of or agreement about the exact nature of her responsibilities. By exploring the data available to us, especially tha found in Romans 16, this essay provides a reconstruction of the events surrounding the transport and delivery of the letter to the Roman Christians. In particular, it proposes the following:
· Phoebe conveyed the letter to Rome, probably by sea;
· the church in Rome at this time consisted of house-churches;
· Phoebe was to deliver the letter first to Prisca and Aquila and their house-church;
· Prisca and Aquila were to convene an assembly of the whole Christian community, the first for some time, at which Romans was to be received and read;
· Prisca and Aquila were to be asked to arrange for copies of Romans to be made;
· Phoebe was to deliver these copies to other house-churches; and
· Phoebe was to read Romans in the way that Paul had coached her at each of the gatherings to which she took it.
Pericopes Romans 16
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