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Maximilla, Priscilla and Quintilla
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Together with Montanus, the three women belong to the principal prophetic personalities of what later came to be known as the Montanism of Asia Minor. The variant name form “Prisca” is also attested for Priscilla in the writings of Tertullian. Seven of their prophetic logia have been preserved (nos. 5–11, Heine). Quintilla may well have belonged to a second generation of prophetesses, as her name is not explicitly mentioned in the earliest sources (cf. however Eus. Hist. eccl. V 18.6). How the exact hierarchical and institutional relationship of the origin…

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Markschies, Christoph, “Maximilla, Priscilla and Quintilla”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13750>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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