Often I’m asked how I study the Bible to learn things not taught in other churches. Honestly, being curious is one of the most important tools for learning fresh material.
For example, using Strong’s Bible Concordance (or any Bible concordance) is a great way to uncover new information about the history recorded in Scripture.
Today, let’s check out the Koine Greek word “Προσδέχομαι / prosdechomai ” #4327 in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance and pick a verse that contains this Greek word to uncover some interesting information about what Paul actually taught about women in ministry.
Greek Word Study
Προσδέχομαι (Strong’s #4327)
Part of Speech: Verb
- I await, expect
- I receive, welcome
- I accept.
Prosdechomai in Scripture
While “prosdechomai” is mentioned multiple times in the New Testament, check out this example from Romans 16:2.
1550 Stephanus New Testament
“ινα αυτην προσδεξησθε εν κυριω αξιως των αγιων και παραστητε αυτη εν ω αν υμων χρηζη πραγματι και γαρ αυτη προστατις πολλων εγενηθη και αυτου εμου.” – ΠΡΟΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΥΣ 16:2
English Standard Version
“that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well.” – Romans 16:2
Crack Your Bible To Answer These Questions!
Now that you’ve read Romans 16:2, where “prosdechomai” is used, Crack Your Bible to answer these questions:
- Who did Paul ask people to welcome and support in their church?
- Did Paul support women in ministry?
Crack Your Bible to Romans 16 to find the correct answer (and put it in the comments if you think you know!)