Paul’s view of ministry does not suggest either a hierarchical or an institutional perspective. Paul acknowledges the Priscilla and Aquila as his co-workers who risked “their necks for my life“(Romans 16:3-5).
Prophetess and judge. Deborah is the only judge that is also a prophet. She the first female judge across Israel’s vast history, “occupying the highest role of potential leadership”. Because we interpret the world through a male lens, female characters like Judge Deborah and Priscilla are often missed in our Bible reading and rarely are they actually taught on.
Is it correct to say that leadership of women in the church is “unbiblical”? No.. In fact, older manuscripts of the Bible strongly suggest that scribes and translators later distorted God’s message with their own sexist bias.