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Were there female apostles? Andronicus and Junia (Rom.16:7)

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Another scripture commonly used by those who seek to justify the ‘women’s lib’ movement in the assembly is Romans 16:7

Romans 16:7 (NKJV) Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in the Messiah before me.

Some have said that this verse proves Andronicus and Junia are “among the apostles” with “Junia” being a female. However, it does not say that they were apostles. Rather, it says they were ‘of note’ among the apostles. In other words, they were notable and highly esteemed in the eyes of the apostles. The Greek grammar will also support this understanding. This ccording to various Greek scholars such A.T. Robertson (See Robertson’s Word Pictures). But even if they were apostles, it is unclear whether “Junia” (Grk. Junias) is a masculine or feminine name.