The last two weeks we have been focusing on women from the Old Testament. This week we will be studying a New Testament believer. Her name is Priscilla, also known as Prisca.
Bible Gateway is a great resource on both Priscilla and her husband Aquila. This is what is says about their names:
“Priscilla is the diminutive of Prisca, feminine of Prisca meaning “primitive,” hence, “worthy, or venerable,” as belonging to the good old time. This name is also found as a family name in the earliest Roman annals, and appears in the form “Prisca” in Paul’s Second Epistle to Timothy (2 Timothy 4:19). Cruden says Priscilla means “ancient, old-fashioned simplicity.” It is also interesting to note that Aquila, Priscilla’s husband, had the family name of the commander of a legion, for it means “eagle”—emblem of the Roman army. Both names are Roman. From the prominence given in Roman inscriptions and legends to the name Prisca it is concluded that she belonged to a distinguished Roman family.”
Read each of the passages where both Priscilla and her husband Aquila are mentioned. Write down anything that you learn from these passages.
1 Corinthians 16:19-20
2 Timothy 4:19
Acts 18 (the whole chapter)
Even though these passages always mention Priscilla and Aquila together let’s make both application on marriage, but also on her as a women. There are women that are not married that can gain great application from Priscilla.