Prisca, Priscilla

Prisca, Priscilla (Pris´kuh, pri-sil´uh)

A prominent woman in the early Christian church, always mentioned in connection with Aquila, her husband. Paul calls her Prisca (a common Latin name), but Acts prefers Priscilla (Acts 18:2-28; Rom 16:3; 1Cor 16:19). Driven from Rome by Claudius’s edict (49-50 CE) that expelled Jews from that city, the couple moved to Corinth, where they came into contact with Paul. Like Paul, Prisca and Aquila were tentmakers and he stayed with them for a time (Acts 18:3). Then, leaving Corinth with Paul, they settled in Ephesus. Paul greets them in (Rom 16:3 and 1Cor 16:19; 2Tim 4:19).

Acts 18:2-28

2There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave ... View more

Rom 16:3

3Greet Prisca and Aquila, who work with me in Christ Jesus,

1Cor 16:19

19The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, greet you warmly in the Lord.

Acts 18:3

3and, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them, and they worked together—by trade they were tentmakers.

Rom 16:3

3Greet Prisca and Aquila, who work with me in Christ Jesus,

1Cor 16:19

19The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, greet you warmly in the Lord.

2Tim 4:19

Final Greetings and Benediction
19Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

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