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Epistle to the Ephesians
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Examines features of Ephesians related to its background and interpretation, including: the letter’s recipients; author; religious-political setting; occasion and date; purposes; political themes; use of chiasmus; and relation to the Pauline corpus.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ephesians, Letter to the
Ephesians, Letter to the, Critical Issues Examines features of Ephesians related to its background and interpretation, including: the letter’s recipients; author; religious-political setting; occasion and date; purposes; political themes; use of chiasmus; and relation to the Pauline corpus.
Ephesians, Letter to the, Introduction
Ephesians, Letter to the A letter attributed to the Apostle Paul and addressed to the Christians at Ephesus, a city on the western coast of Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). Ephesians is one of four so-called Prison Letters (the others are Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon) and is commonly grouped
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ephesians, Epistle to the
EPHESIANS, EPISTLE TO THE. Ephesians, like Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon, is traditionally counted among Paul’s “imprisonment epistles” (3:1; 4:1). Although the majority of ancient manuscripts indicate that it is intended for “the saints who are faithful at Ephesus” (1:1), the words en Ephesō
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ephesians, Letter to the
Ephesians, Letter to the. Letter to the Christians in the great city of Ephesus and vicinity written with a magnificence that both instructs and inspires the reader. It provides a sweeping view of the role of the church as history moves toward the ultimate recognition of the universal headship of Christ.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ephesians, Epistle To The
Ephesians, Epistle To The This profound Epistle has been variously described as “the Switzerland of the New Testament,” “the divinest composition of man,” “the quintessence of Paulinism.” The divergent texts and translations of the first verse in the RSV (“To the saints who are also faithful in Christ
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ephesians, Letter to the
EPHESIANS, LETTER TO THE Letter to the Christians in Ephesus and the surrouding churches written with a magnificence that both instructs and inspires the reader. It provides a sweeping view of the role of the church as history moves toward the ultimate recognition of the universal headship of Christ.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ephesians, Letter of Paul to The
Ephesians (i-fee´zhuhnz), Letter of Paul to the, one of thirteen letters in the nt attributed to Paul. There is some question as to whether the letter was originally (or exclusively) addressed to Christians in Ephesus—and there is also much debate among scholars about whether the letter was actually
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ephesians, Epistle to the (Writing)
The first page of Ephesians from Beatty-Michigan papyrus. University of Michigan Library.EPHESIANS, EPISTLE TO THE. The tenth book of the NT, classified along with Philippians, Colossians and Philemon as one of the Prison Epistles of Paul.AuthorshipUntil the days of the 19th cen. higher criticism,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ephesians
Ephesians (Gk. Ephésioi), LETTER TO THEA letter attributed to the Apostle Paul, but actually not written to the Ephesians. The words “in Ephesus” in modern translations of Eph. 1:1 are missing in the earliest and best ancient manuscripts. Also, the statement in 3:2 that the readers “have heard” of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ephesians
Ephesians [ĭ fēˊzhənz] (Gk. Ephesioi), LETTERS TO THE.† The tenth book of the New Testament, generally reckoned among Paul’s Prison Letters.
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Ephesians, Letter to The
Ephesians, letter to theThe Letter to the Ephesians is unique among the letters attributed to Paul. Its language of worship and prayer, the depth and scope of its theology, and the many practical admonitions have led many Christians (including John Calvin) to cherish it as their favorite NT book. The
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ephesians, Letter to The
EPHESIANS, LETTER TO THE A letter sent by Paul to the Christian community of Ephesus. It is especially concerned with the doctrine of the Church as the mystical body of Christ. The letter is one of the “captivity Epistles” (with Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon) that were written by Paul while in
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