Jesus is what God is like and reveals God through his very being From Ch 10 How

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Jesus is what God is like and reveals God through his very being From Ch. 10 How letters were written, Typical structure of format of letter 216-222 Most common writing material was papyrus Oftentimes, it was a scribe who wrote the works o Amanuensis: scribe Many of Paul’s letters list co-authors , we don’t know what they contributed to actual content There would be bearers of the letter who would go to different places and present the letter to the church. Typical Structure or Format for a letter o Salutation: Grace instead of Greetings Very eager to teach the Gospel, elaborate : to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints o Thanksgiving: Other Greco-Roman letters contain a thanks section to different gods and Paul retains this theme but in Christian terms, Paul’s letter to the Galatians contains no thanksgiving o Main body: Themes and rhetoric change on the purpose of the message: either defensive or thankful o Closing: Paul’s letters close haphazardly with various miscellaneous exhortations, a recap of a sig. point, etc. Non-Pauline: close more quickly with brief greetings.
Pseudoepigraphy: o False ascription: applied in NT studies to the practice of ancient authors attributing their own writings to other people, such as a revered teacher. Disputed letters of Paul: Ephesians, Colossians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 &2 Timothy, and Titus From Chapter 11: Chronology of Paul’s Life [box 11.4 and 11.5 and A life changing Revelation and Missionary Work in the Mediterranean World 236-238 and 239-245 Key dates in Paul’s life Conversion to Christ: 32,36 First visit to Jerusalem: 35,39 Death: 62,67 Letters Galatians: mid 40s Thessalonians: late 40s, early 50s Galatians: 50s Philemon: late 50s, early 60s Philipians: late 50s early 60s 1&2 Timothy and Titus: 60s Death of Paul 60s A life changing Revelation Initially, Paul persecuted the early Christian church and tried to destroy it No details about his revelation. After conversion: he did not quit one religion and join another, the revelation was an act of unmerited grace from God Missionary Work in the Med. World Bulk of his work: Galatia, Asia, Macedonia, and Achaia (Turkey and Greece) Targeted urban commercial centers for founding churches. Often supported himself financially by practicing a trade within the community Paul insists his work was independent from any human authority. He only takes orders from Jesus Christ. He likes to found churches where other missionaries have not worked, he doesn’t like missionaries who undermine his authority afterward The single, celibate life is ideal for a Christian who is expecting Jesus to come soon Differences in Acts and Paul’s letters o Acts speaks to Paul’s miracles but the letters do not o There are more trials and tribulations in Paul’s letters than Luke’s Acts

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