During the winter of 57–58 a.d., Paul was in the Greek city of Corinth. From Corinth, he wrote the longest single letter in the New Testament, which he addressed to “Gods beloved in Rome” (1:7). Like most New Testament letters, this letter is known by the name of the recipients, the Romans.
Where were Pauls letters found?
The collection of letters, known to scholars as Papyrus 46, is believed to be the oldest known surviving copy of the Letters of St. Paul. Out of the 104 page collection, 30 leaves reside here in Ann Arbor, 56 leaves reside at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin and 18 are lost.
Where did Paul write his letter to the Ephesians?
Rome Composition. According to tradition, the Apostle Paul wrote the letter while he was in prison in Rome (around AD 62). This would be about the same time as the Epistle to the Colossians (which in many points it resembles) and the Epistle to Philemon.
Why did Paul write the letters to the churches?
Carrying the good news of Jesus Christ to non-Jews, Pauls letters to his fledgling congregations reveal their internal tension and conflict.
What was wrong with the Corinthian church?
Among the myriad problems in the Corinthian church were: claims of spiritual superiority over one another, suing one another in public courts, abusing the communal meal, and sexual misbehavior. Paul wrote to demand higher ethical and moral standards.