Why Paul never used the word synagogue to describe the movement he inspired and chose ecclesia instead—the Greek word we translate as church. The short answer is that he couldn’t use the word synagogue for a variety of legal and administrative reasons. Ecclesia better fit for their role as a para-synagogue organization. Alternatively, perhaps, Paul … Read more
A detailed look into the Jewish rite of reading, speaking, interpreting and how it relates to the Corinthian tongues controversy.
This article has been removed from circulation. Much of the material is going to be integrated with the series on the origins and development of the public reader in the Church.