By Rena Pederson

In The misplaced Apostle award-winning journalist Rena Pederson investigates a bit identified topic in early Christian history—the existence and instances of the feminine apostle Junia. Junia used to be an early convert and best missionary whose tale was once “lost” whilst her identify was once masculinized to Junias in later centuries. The misplaced Apostle unfolds like a well-written detective tale, providing Pederson’s energetic look for perception and data a few girl a few say used to be the 1st girl apostle.

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Qxd 7/27/06 8:27 PM web page iii THE misplaced APOSTLE i trying to find the reality approximately Junia Rena Pederson ffirs. qxd 7/27/06 8:27 PM web page iv Copyright © 2006 by way of Rena Pederson. All rights reserved. released via Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint 989 industry highway, San Francisco, CA 94103–1741 www. josseybass. com No a part of this book can be reproduced, kept in a retrieval method, or transmitted in any shape or in any way, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or another way, other than as accepted below part 107 or 108 of the 1976 usa Copyright Act, with out both the earlier written permission of the writer, or authorization via money of the proper per-copy rate to the Copyright Clearance heart, Inc. , 222 Rosewood force, Danvers, MA 01923, 978-750-8400, fax 978-646-8600, or on the net at www. copyright. com. Requests to the writer for permission might be addressed to the Permissions division, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 111 River road, Hoboken, NJ 07030, 201-748-6011, fax 201-748-6008, or on-line at http://www. wiley. com/go/permissions. restrict of Liability/Disclaimer of Warranty:While the writer and writer have used their most sensible efforts in getting ready this e-book, they make no representations or warranties with appreciate to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this booklet and particularly disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability or health for a specific function. No guaranty could be created or prolonged via revenues representatives or written revenues fabrics. the recommendation and techniques contained herein will not be appropriate on your scenario. you might want to discuss with a qualified the place acceptable. Neither the writer nor writer will be answerable for any lack of revenue or the other advertisement damages, together with yet no longer constrained to important, incidental, consequential, or different damages. Readers will be acutely aware that web sites provided as citations and/or resources for extra info can have replaced or disappeared among the time this used to be written and while it truly is learn. Jossey-Bass books and items can be found via so much bookstores. To touch Jossey-Bass without delay name our shopper Care division in the U. S. at 800-956-7739, outdoor the U. S. at 317-572-3986, or fax 317-572-4002. Jossey-Bass additionally publishes its books in numerous digital codecs. a few content material that looks in print is probably not to be had in digital books. credit are on web page 280. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts Pederson, Rena. The misplaced apostle : trying to find the reality approximately Junia / Rena Pederson. p. cm. comprises bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-0-7879-8443-4 (cloth) ISBN-10: 0-7879-8443-4 (cloth) 1. Junia (Biblical determine) 2. Apostles. three. Christian saints. I. identify. BS2460. J88P43 2006 227’. 1092—dc22 2006017998 published within the country FIRST variation HB Printing 10 nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 1 ftoc 7/24/06 12:08 PM web page v i contents Acknowledgments vii advent: the quest starts 1 1 Cherchez los angeles Femme 7 2 Who used to be within the Apostle membership?

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