Romans 16:1 Romans 16:3 Romans 16:12 ; Phil Romans 4:2 Romans 4:3 ; 1 Timothy 3:11 ; 1 Timothy 5:9 1 Timothy 5:10 ; Titus 2:3 Titus 2:4 ). In these passages it is evident that females were then engaged in various Christian ministrations. Pliny makes mention of them also in his letter to Trajan (A.D. 110).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Deaconess". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".