Junia was an apostle who, alongside Andronicus, was spoken of highly by Paul in his letter of greeting to the church at Rome. Paul speaks of them warmly as his relatives, fellow prisoners, and prominent among the apostles. Junia was a part of the ministry of Christ in Rome before Paul's conversion. (Romans 16:7)
Through early Church history, Junia was widely accepted as a female apostle. However, her name was changed in some translations to a male version, Junias. Modern scholars have determined that the original name Junia, is a woman, and these corrections have been made to most texts, but not all.
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