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The Prison Letters of Paul

Prison Letters

Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon

Caesarea under the governships of Felix and Festus

Paul's first known imprisonment was in...

Rome while Paul awaits trial before Caesar

Paul's second known imprisonment was in...


Some scholars have conjectured yet another imprisonment of Paul in...

plea for a runaway slave


Christian slavemaster

Philemon was a....?


a recently converted runaway slave


Philemon was a resident of...?



Christ as the Head of the Church


divine purpose and creative and redemptive work of Christ

against devaluation of Christ by a particular brand of heresy that threatens the church, Paul's themes in Colossians highlights the...?

Timothy, Aristarchus, Mark, Epaphras, Luke, Demas, Archippus, and Onesimus

mentioned in both Colossians and Philemon; making the two letters inseparably linked

Marcionite tradition

places the place of writing for Colossians in Ephesus

valley of the Lycus River

the city of Colossae lay in the..., a mountainous district about 100 miles east of Ephesus


Colossians learned God's grace from...


left in charge of the church in Colossae during Epaphras' leave


the Christians in Colossae are predominately...

Jewish legalism, Greek Philosophic speculation and oriental mysticism

the Colossian heresy blends together...

trade route

Colossae was located on an important ".....", linking East and West together

doctrine and exhortation

Colossians divides into two main sections:


were regarded as particularly uncouth barbarians

the Church as the Body of Christ


the church as Christ's body

Ephesians emphasizes ".......," whereas Colossians emphasizes the headship of Christ


Paul's letter carrier to take the letters to Ephesus and Colossae

the same time

Ephesians and Colossians were written approximately...

E.J. Goodspeed

theorized that an admirer of Paul wrote Ephesians toward the end of the first century

Adolf von Harnack

suggested that early copyists suppressed the name Laodicea because of the condemnation of the Laodicean church in Revelation

circular letter

More than likely, "Ephesians" is a "....." addressed to various churches in the vicinity of Ephesus

The Spiritual Privileges of the Church

Part one of Ephesians discusses..

The Spiritual Responsibilities of the Church

Part two of Ephesians discusses..

A Friendly Note of Thanks



member of the church in Philippi; took a gift from the church to Paul while Paul was in prison in Rome; risked his life for the work of Christ

Praetorian Guard

the elite bodyguard of a Roman Emperor


to empty

kenosis theory of incarnation

the incarnation as an emptying

Euodia and Syntyche

two women; former helpers of Paul; plea for unity in Philippians


true "yokefellow"; promotes reconciliation between Euodia and Syntyche


Which town near Laodicea had hot springs (which is insightful to understanding Laodicea's useless lukewarm water)?

Palatine Hill

where Rome's richest people lived

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