The Historical Background Of The Book Of Ephesians Essay

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The historical background of the Book of Ephesians plays an important reality of what the author is intending in the writings. The Book of Ephesians is about the letters of Paul and how he overcame hardship by being faithful to God and following His commands. The author’s circumstances he went through, his relationship with God, the audience, and what his letters represented are the main elements that make up why these letters were so impactful. Paul went through a lot of pain and agony but God had is hand upon him the entire time.
Most scholars agree that the Apostle Paul wrote the book of Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, and Philippians in the majority of the time he was in prison. “It was in 60-62 AD during Paul’s Roman imprisonment that he wrote what we call the prison epistles” (Bucknell, 2014). During that time, Paul was in some type of imprisonment, some may call it house arrest and not directly a prison cell. Nevertheless, Paul had strong faith toward God and wrote his letters during this hardship. To better understand Paul’s faith, we need to look at the book of Acts where God spoke to Paul who invoked his change to Christianity and also why he changed his name from Saul to Paul. “As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” (Acts 9: 3-4, New American Standard Bible). Since that day, Paul…

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