16:7 Andronicus and Junia. Early commentators understood these to be a husband and wife. They were fellow Jews, and had been converted (“in Christ”) before Paul himself. They had apparently been in prison at some time with Paul (cf. 2 Cor. 11:23) and had served with distinction as special envoys (“apostles”) of the churches. This use of “apostle” is broader than the strict sense of the Twelve plus Paul (see 2 Cor. 1:1 note).