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Introducing the New Testament, 2nd ed. (ch. 17): Ephesians
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a secretary or trained scribe who writes letters for other people.
spiritual beings, perhaps associated with stars and other heavenly bodies (Eph. 6:12).
disputed letters of Paul
the six letters ascribed to Paul that many New Testament scholars believe to be pseudepigraphic: Ephesians, Colossians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus; also called the "deutero-Pauline letters."
powerful spiritual beings (Eph. 1:21; Col. 1:16).
beliefs and ideas about the nature and function of the church, or of the Christian community in general.
elemental spirits of the universe
a generic term for powerful spiritual beings (Col. 2:8, 20).
study or focus on "last things," such as the return of Christ, final judgment, or other phenomena associated with the end times.
a German term (plural, Haustafeln) often used in biblical studies for a "household table" of family responsibilities (see Eph. 5:21-6:9; Col. 3:18-4:1; 1 Tim. 2:8-15; 5:1-2; 6:1-2; Titus 2:1-10; 1 Pet. 2:13-3:7).
in the biblical world, something hidden that can be known only if and when it is revealed by God.
"temple warden"; the city appointed to serve as an official headquarters for the imperial cult, in charge of festivities and rituals honoring and worshiping the emperor.
a program or campaign to exterminate, drive away, or subjugate people based on their membership in a religious, ethnic, or social group.
powerful spiritual beings that exercise their influence in a dimension not perceptible to human senses.
a fictitious name used by an author instead of his or her real name; the author of a pseudepigraphic writing may be said to use a name such as "Paul," "Peter," or "James" as a pseudonym.
an author who uses a pseudonym (fictitious name); the author of a pseudepigraphic writing.
the belief that blessings and benefits typically associated with the end times can be experienced as a present reality.
opponents of Paul in Corinth, discussed in 2 Corinthians; they apparently were rhetorically gifted and claimed that their abilities and successes marked them as more commendable leaders than Paul.
the seven letters ascribed to Paul that almost all New Testament scholars affirm were actually written by him: Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, Philemon.
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