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Unformatted text preview: Ephesians Tim, Lauren, Jonathan, Stephen, Christy, Ross, Ben, Jason, Stephanie Historical analysis A. Authorship: Paul B. Audience: Ephesians C: Date: The place from which this letter was written, is undoubtedly Rome during Paul's first imprisonment. This would make the date of this letter around A.D. 62. It was delivered, no doubt by Tychicus, who was entrusted with this epistle and the one Paul sent to Colossae. D: Occasion or Purpose: Paul does not write this letter to the Ephesians to rebuke them for irregularity of conduct, like he did the Corinthians, nor for any perversion of the gospel, as he does the Galatians. His letter was one of joyous praise for God's eternal purpose. In chapters 1-3 Paul shows that the church was foreordained by God, that is it has been redeemed, and that Jews and Gentiles have been made one in Christ Jesus. In chapters 4- 6 Paul embarks upon the practical truth stated in the first three chapters. He writes of unity, love, the need to put on the armor of God. Consequently, there is a clear-cut division in this letter between the exposition found in the first three chapters and the exhortation found in the last three chapters. In chapters 1-3 the truth is stated, and in chapters 4-6 the truth is applied....
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