Many women, including Jesus' mother, Mary, as well as Dorcas, Julia, Lydia, Persis, Priscilla, Phoebe, Tryphena and Tryphosa were important in the early Christian Church (Acts -14, , , -26, 21:7-9, Romans 16:1-16). There was no difference based on birth, status or gender.All had the same privileges and blessings as children of God.Women were considered to be inferior beings and were assigned almost the same status as slaves.
Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,' "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.
But Jesus allowed women to travel with Him and His twelve disciples (Luke 8:1-3).
"Proper" Jews did not speak to Samaritans, and certainly not to Samaritan women.
The early churches apparently followed Jesus' example.
Women were treated as at least near-equals and allowed to hold positions of responsibility.
Mary Magdalene and other women were privileged to be the first to discover that Jesus had risen from the dead (Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-7; Luke 24:1-11).
It is frequently pointed out that Jesus appointed only men as His twelve apostles, and this is taken as a sign of women's secondary status.
But Martha's sister, Mary, sat at Jesus' feet in the role of a disciple while Jesus taught her.
Jesus suggested that Martha do the same (Luke -42).