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Catholic Word of the Day: PRISCILLA, 12-15-10 ^ | 12-15-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 12/15/2010 8:20:23 AM PST by Salvation

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The wife of Aquila, a Jew of Pontus and, like St. Paul, a tentmaker. She is frequently mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 18:2, 18:18, 18:26; Romans 16:3; I Corinthians 16:19; II Timothy 4:19). In the Pauline letters the more proper name is Prisca. both she and her husband were prominent lay associates of the Apostle to the Gentiles, and in this capacity lived at Rome, Ephesus, and Corinth. They were forced to leave Rome during the persecution by Emperor Claudius. The Cemetery of Priscilla on the Via Salaria in Rome is one of the oldest catacombs but almost certainly not related to the biblical saints Aquila and Priscilla. (Etym. Latin priscus, old, ancient, primitive.)

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1 posted on 12/15/2010 8:20:26 AM PST by Salvation
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2 posted on 12/15/2010 8:22:07 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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My guess is that Priscilla is diminutive. 4 times she is called “Priscilla” in the KJV, once “Prisca.” That she is paired with Aquila each time makes it certain it is the same person. (Compare St. Bernadette with Bernarda Soubirus.)

3 posted on 12/15/2010 12:17:44 PM PST by dangus
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4 posted on 12/15/2010 12:52:19 PM PST by onedoug
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Thanks for the ping :)

5 posted on 12/15/2010 12:57:08 PM PST by windcliff
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