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First Epistle to the Corinthians
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One of the letters that Paul wrote to the church at Corinth. Addresses many ethical problems, including: division and unity, the role of Christian workers, church discipline, incest, civil litigation, sexual immorality, divorce and remarriage, weak and strong Christians, and spiritual gifts. First Corinthians integrates doctrinal concerns—like the cross of Christ, the resurrection, and the nature of the Church—with practical issues.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Corinthians, First Letter to the
Corinthians, First Letter to the One of the letters that Paul wrote to the church at Corinth. Addresses many ethical problems, including: division and unity, the role of Christian workers, church discipline, incest, civil litigation, sexual immorality, divorce and remarriage, weak and strong Christians,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Corinthians, First Epistle to the
CORINTHIANS, FIRST EPISTLE TO THE. A letter of the apostle Paul to the church at Corinth, found as the seventh book of the NT canon.A. IntroductionB. Date and Place of WritingC. Occasion of the LetterD. Corinthian Parties and Opposition to PaulE. Literary AnalysisF. Theological SignificanceA.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Corinthians, First Letter to the
CORINTHIANS, FIRST LETTER TO THEPreviewAuthorDate and OriginBackgroundPurpose and TeachingContentAuthor There is no doubt about who wrote 1 Corinthians, for all scholars agree that the apostle Paul wrote it on his third missionary journey while he was living in Ephesus. By this time Paul
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Corinthians, First Letter of Paul to The
Corinthians (kuh-rin´thee-uhnz), First Letter of Paul to the, one of two letters in the nt addressed to Corinth by the apostle Paul.Contents: After a customary opening (1:1–3) and thanksgiving (1:4–9), Paul takes up a few matters that have been brought to his attention by some members of the church
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Corinthians, First Letter to The
Corinthians, First Letter to theOne of Paul’s extant canonical letters to Christians in Corinth. Though called 1 Corinthians, it is not the earliest letter, for Paul wrote a letter previous to this (there was also a letter from the church to Paul), which has not survived. The character of the letter
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Corinthians First Epistle to the
Corinth´ians, First Epistle to the, was written by the apostle St. Paul toward the close of his nearly three-years stay at Ephesus, Acts 19:10; 20:31, which, we learn from 1 Cor. 16:8, probably terminated with the Pentecost of a.d. 57 or 58. The bearers were probably (according to the common subscription)
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Corinthians, First Epistle to the (Writing)
Corinthians, First Epistle to thewas written from Ephesus (1 Cor. 16:8) about the time of the Passover in the third year of the apostle’s sojourn there (Acts 19:10; 20:31), and when he had formed the purpose to visit Macedonia, and then return to Corinth (probably A.D. 57).The news which had reached
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Corinthians, the First Letter of Paul to the
Corinthians, the First Letter of Paul to TheCorinthians, the First Letter of Paul to the, one of two canonical Letters addressed to Corinth and one of the five letters Paul is known to have written to his congregation there. An earlier letter is described below; three later letters are discussed in
Corinthians, the Second Letter of Paul to the
Corinthians, the Second Letter of Paul to TheCorinthians, the Second Letter of Paul to the, one of two canonical Letters addressed to Corinth, although it may be a composite of two or more letters or parts thereof. The church in Corinth and the two earliest letters Paul is known to have addressed to
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