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Timothy, Epistles Of Paul To

Smith's Bible Dictionary

The Epistles to Timothy and Titus are called the Pastoral Epistles, because they are principally devoted to directions about the work of the pastor of a church. The First Epistle was probably...

Philemon, The Epistle Of Paul To

Smith's Bible Dictionary

is one of the letters which the apostle wrote during his first captivity at Rome A.D. 63 or early in A.D. 64. Nothing is wanted to confirm the genuineness of the epistle: the external testimony is...

Paul

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(small, little). Nearly all the original materials for the life St. Paul are contained in the Acts of the Apostles and in the Pauline epistles. Paul was born in Tarsus, a city of Cilicia. (It is...

Paul

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Saul (q.v.) was born about the same time as our Lord. His circumcision-name was Saul, and probably the name Paul was also given to him in infancy "for use in the Gentile world," as "Saul" would be...

Paul

Nave's Topical Bible

Also called SAUL Acts 8:1 Acts 9:1 Acts 13:9 From the tribe of Benjamin, Romans 11:1 Philippians 3:5 Personal appearance of 2 Corinthians 10:1 2 Corinthians 10:10 2 Corinthians 11:6 Born in the...

Epistles

Easton's Bible Dictionary

The apostolic letters. The New Testament contains twenty-one in all. They are divided into two classes. (1.) Paul's Epistles, fourteen in number, including Hebrews. These are not arranged in the...

Epistles

Nave's Topical Bible

From the congregation at Jerusalem to the Gentiles Acts 15:23 - 29 Of Luke to Theophilus Luke 1:1 - 4 Acts 1:1 Of Paul, see the Biblical books of ROMANS, FIRST CORINTHIANS, SECOND CORINTHIANS,...

Ephesians, The Epistle To The

Smith's Bible Dictionary

was written by the apostle St. Paul during his first captivity at Rome, (Acts 28:16) apparently immediately after he had written the Epistle to the Colossians [[489]Colossians, The Epistle To The,...

Hebrews, Epistle to

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) Its canonicity. All the results of critical and historical research to which this epistle has been specially subjected abundantly vindicate its right to a place in the New Testament canon...

Galatians, The Epistle To The

Smith's Bible Dictionary

was written by the apostle St. Paul not long after his journey through Galatia and Phrygia, (Acts 18:23) and probably in the early portion of his two-and-a-half-years stay at Ephesus, which...

Catholic epistles

Easton's Bible Dictionary

The epistles of James, Peter, John, and Jude; so called because they are addressed to Christians in general, and not to any church or person in particular.

Ephesians, Epistle to

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Was written by Paul at Rome about the same time as that to the Colossians, which in many points it resembles. Contents of. The Epistle to the Colossians is mainly polemical, designed to refute...

Jude, Epistle of

Easton's Bible Dictionary

The author was "Judas, the brother of James" the Less (Jude 1:1), called also Lebbaeus (Matt 10:3) and Thaddaeus (Mark 3:18). The genuineness of this epistle was early questioned, and doubts...

Titus, Epistle to

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Was probably written about the same time as the first epistle to Timothy, with which it has many affinities. "Both letters were addressed to persons left by the writer to preside in their...

Jude, Epistle Of

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Its author was probably Jude, one of the brethren of Jesus, the subject of the preceding article. There are no data from which to determine its date or place of writing, but it is placed about A.D....

Philippians, Epistle To The

Smith's Bible Dictionary

was St. Paul from Rome in A.D. 62 or 63. St. Paul's connection with Philippi was of a peculiar character, which gave rise to the writing of this epistle. St. Paul entered its walls A.D. 52. (Acts...

Titus, Epistle To

Smith's Bible Dictionary

There are no specialties in this epistle which require any very elaborate treatment distinct from the other Pastoral Letters of St. Paul. It was written about the same time and under similar...

Colossians, Epistle to the

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Was written by Paul at Rome during his first imprisonment there (Acts 28:16, 30), probably in the spring of A.D. 57, or, as some think, 62, and soon after he had written his Epistle to the...

Galatians, Epistle to

Easton's Bible Dictionary

The genuineness of this epistle is not called in question. Its Pauline origin is universally acknowledged. Occasion of. The churches of Galatia were founded by Paul himself (Acts 16:6; Gal 1:8; ...

Philippians, Epistle to

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Was written by Paul during the two years when he was "in bonds" in Rome (Phil 1:7-13), probably early in the year A.D. 62 or in the end of 61. The Philippians had sent Epaphroditus, their...

Colossians, The Epistle To The

Smith's Bible Dictionary

was written by the apostle St. Paul during his first captivity at Rome. (Acts 28:16) (A.D. 62.) The epistle was addressed to Christians of the city of Colosse, and was delivered to them by...

Corinthians, First Epistle to the

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Was 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...

John, The First Epistle General Of

Smith's Bible Dictionary

There can be no doubt that the apostle John was the author of this epistle. It was probably written from Ephesus, and most likely at the close of the first century. In the introduction, ch. (1 John...

James, Epistle of

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) Author of, was James the Less, the Lord's brother, one of the twelve apostles. He was one of the three pillars of the Church (Gal 2:9). (2.) It was addressed to the Jews of the dispersion,...

Philemon, Epistle to

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Was written from Rome at the same time as the epistles to the Colossians and Ephesians, and was sent also by Onesimus. It was addressed to Philemon and the members of his family. It was written for...

Romans, Epistle to the

Easton's Bible Dictionary

This epistle was probably written at Corinth. Phoebe (Rom 16:1) of Cenchrea conveyed it to Rome, and Gaius of Corinth entertained the apostle at the time of his writing it (16:23; 1 Cor 1:14), and...

Thessalonians, Epistles to the

Easton's Bible Dictionary

The first epistle to the Thessalonians was the first of all Paul's epistles. It was in all probability written from Corinth, where he abode a "long time" (Acts 18:11, 18), early in the period of...

Hebrews, Epistle To The

Smith's Bible Dictionary

+ The author--There has been a wide difference of opinion respecting the authorship of this epistle. For many years Paul was considered the author; others think it may have been Luke, Barnabas, or...

Romans, Epistle To The

Smith's Bible Dictionary

+ The date of this epistle is fixed at the time of the visit recorded in Acts 20:3 during the winter and spring following the apostle's long residence at Ephesus A.D. 58. On this visit he remained...

Corinthians, Second Epistle to the

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Shortly after writing his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul left Ephesus, where intense excitement had been aroused against him, the evidence of his great success, and proceeded to Macedonia....

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