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Prisca
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[1] Missionary, 1st cent.

(Πρίσκα/Prísca, in Acts Πρίσκιλλα/Prískilla; Latin Prisca, Priscilla). In the middle of the 1st cent. AD, P. and her husband Aquila [4] worked as Christian missionaries. As a result of the edict of emperor Claudius [III 1] (expulsion of the Jews, Acts 18:2; Suet. Claud. 25), the Jewish-Christian couple left Rome to continue their tent making in Corinth (spreading the Gospel whilst supporting themselves through additional, unrelated work). They encountered Paulus [II 2] c. A…

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Albrecht, Ruth (Hamburg) and Bleckmann, Bruno (Strasbourg), “Prisca”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1008740>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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