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Corinthians Paper Brian A. Trevino BIB112: New Testament Survey 2 November 3, 2019
The books of 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians are part of the New Testament and are letters. These letters were written to the Corinthian Church. The author of both of these Letters or Epistles is Paul. This information can be found in scriputures, “Paul, called as an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:” (1 Corinthians 1:1,2). This is further evidenced in Gutierrez’ book, “First Corinthians 1:1 identifies Paul as the author of this letter, a fact which is generally accepted (see also 1:12- 17; 3:4-6,22; 16:21) ( Towns and Gutierrez 2016, 149). Audience Both 1 and 2 Corinthians were written for the Churches in Corinth. This is evidenced in the scriptures: “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth with all the saints who are throughout Achaia:”(2 Corinthians 1:1 NASB). After reading The Corinthian Letters by Caroline Johnson Hodges, I learned that 1 Corinthians is full of details of the everyday life of the Corinthians: “First Corinthians is rich in detail about the everyday life of the Corinthians. Paul addresses specific questions about sex, marriage, food, and socializing with neighbors.” (Johnson Hodges, paragraph 4). Paul sent many letters to the Church in Corinth, and 1 and 2 Corinthians are the letters that we have today. 1 Corinthians was made sent to correct and instruct the Church. There

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