Couples in the Bible: Aquila and Priscilla

 Aquila and Priscilla are always mentioned together. They are mentioned six times throughout scripture.

  1. “There he became acquainted with a Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, who had recently arrived from Italy with his wife, Priscilla. They had left Italy when Claudius Caesar deported all Jews from Rome. Paul lived and worked with them, for they were tentmakers just as he was.” {Acts 18:2-3}
  2. “Paul stayed in Corinth for some time after that, then said good-bye to the brothers and sisters and went to nearby Cenchrea. There he shaved his head according to Jewish custom, marking the end of a vow. Then he set sail for Syria, taking Priscilla and Aquila with him.” {Acts 18:18}
  3. “When Priscilla and Aquila heard him preaching in the synagogue, they took him aside and explained the way of God even more accurately.” {Acts 18:26}
  4. “Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in the ministry of Christ Jesus.” {Romans 16:3}
  5. “The churches here in the province of Asia send greetings in the Lord, as do Aquila and Priscilla and all the others who gather in their home for church meetings.” {1 Corinthians 16:19}
  6. “Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila and those living in the household of Onesiphorus.” {2 Timothy 4:19}

Notice on four occasions Priscilla is mentioned first, leaving scholars to believe she was an equal to her husband or possibly even the more prominent teacher and disciple.

Lessons from Aquila and Priscilla:

  1. Willing to work hard to make a living
  2. Open to adventure and following God’s lead
  3. Lived out their faith
  4. Boldly proclaimed the gospel
  5. Opened their home to others and to share the gospel

One comment

  • I didn’t realize they were mentioned so many times, but I love reading about them and seeing their Godly example. I like the lessons you included about them at the end. I hope all is well with you. God bless you for your faithfulness to blog and share His Word.

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