Women of the Word: Nereus’ Sister

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In the sixteenth chapter of the book of Romans, Paul extends his greetings to a number of people. Some of the women who he extends his greetings to we have already covered, including: Phoebe, Mary of Rome, Julia, and Junia. Verse 15 in particular reads:

Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the Lord’s people who are with them.

Two women are referenced in the above verse, Julia (who we already covered) and Nereus’ sister. Nereus’ sister is included among a group of people who Paul calls “the Lord’s people.” Continue reading

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