Shmoop bible guide to paul in ephesians and colossians paul analysis by phd and masters students from stanford, harvard, and berkeley the author of the letters to the ephesians and colossians actually doesn't actually go into too many biographical details about the apostle paul colossians was written first by paul while he was in. Paul's letter to the ephesians is designed to lift his readers from an earthly, worldly point of reference to a heavenly, spiritual one while we'll analyze paul's message and its implication, we must go beyond understanding to experience.
Paul’s letter to the ephesians above the first heaven or the sky for instance, we read that satan is the prince of the power of the air, although he is not necessarily in heaven we read that prior to christ’s return, satan will have no more access to god’s throne in heaven but. The letter of paul to the romans (romans) the first letter of paul to the corinthians (1 corinthians) the letter of paul to the romans (romans) , and ephesians modern scholars agree with the traditional second-century christian belief that seven of these new testament letters were almost certainly written by paul himself: 1.
Paul divided his letter to the ephesians into two clear segments applying the truths of the first makes possible the actions and lifestyle of the second paul spent the first three chapters of the letter discussing god’s creation of a holy community by his gift of grace in the death and resurrection of jesus christ. The uniqueness of ephesians among the epistles introduction the recipients of the letter is not, in my opinion, a matter of great importance, but at least it is an issue which arises out of the text itself after a brief greeting in verses 1 and 2, paul’s first words in ephesians begin, “blessed be the god and father of our lord.
The letter may then be the work of a secretary writing at the apostle’s direction or of a later disciple who sought to develop paul’s ideas for a new situation around ad 80–100 the principal divisions of the letter to the ephesians are the following. If paul was the author of the letter, then it was probably written from rome during paul's first imprisonment (3:1 4:1 6:20), and probably soon after his arrival there in the year 62, four years after he had parted with the ephesian elders at miletus however, scholars who dispute paul's authorship date the letter to between 70–80 ad.
The letter of st paul to the ephesians follows his letter to the galatians and precedes his letter to the philippians in the new testament of the bible the epistle of st paul to the ephesians is one of the 4 captivity epistles, along with philippians, colossians , and philemon.