The Works of

Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee

Women and Church Eldership

WOMEN AND CHURCH ELDERSHIP

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16.NEW TESTAMENT PROPHETESSES LIKE ANNA (AND PHILIP’S FOUR DAUGHTERS)

Anna the prophesying woman (propheetis) gave her witness for the Lord in the outer courts of the city of Jerusalem (Luke 2:38). She did not preach from a pulpit, nor in a gathering of a synagogue or a church — as did the male Prophets Ezra and Jesus and Paul. Neh. 8:4f; Luke 4:15-20; Acts 13:14f. Too, the words “your daughters shall prophesy” in Acts 2:17 do not imply preaching sermons — but simply mean that young ladies would forthtell God’s messages in word or in music or in song, whether instrumentally or orally. Cf. I Chr. 25:1-6 & I Cor. 11:3-5.*

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