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Deaconess

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Romans 16:1,3,12 ; Philippians 4:2,3 ; 1 Timothy 3:11 ; 5:9,10 ; Titus 2:3,4 ). In these passages it is evident that females were then engaged in various Christian ministrations. Pliny makes mention of them also in his letter to Trajan (A.D. 110).


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Deaconess'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/d/deaconess.html. 1897.

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