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  Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible [Ephesians, Introduction].
But then it may be observed, on the other hand, that the epistle is expressly inscribed (1:1) to the saints which are at Ephesus; and in the close of it he tells them that he had sent Tychicus unto them, whom, in 2 Tim.
It is an epistle that bears date out of a prison: and some have observed that what this apostle wrote when he was a prisoner had the greatest relish and savour in it of the things of God.
In the former part he represents the great privilege of the Ephesians, who, having been in time past idolatrous heathens, were now converted to Christianity and received into covenant with God, which he illustrates from a view of their deplorable state before their conversion, ch.
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  Epistle to the Ephesians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was described by William Barclay as the "Queen of the Epistles".
In the Epistle to the Romans, Paul writes from the point of view of justification by the imputed righteousness of Jesus; here he writes from the point of view specially of union with Christ, who is the head of the true church.
Ephesians 5:21 commands not only that women should submit to their husbands but also that husbands should submit to their wives, and hence the epistle has an importance in Christian feminist theology.
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 Epistle of Jude - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The epistle is titled as written by "Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James" (NIV), although that authorship is doubted by many scholars.
The epistle concludes with a doxology, which is considered to be one of the highest in quality contained in the Bible.
The fact that the Epistle of Jude is notably similar to Second Epistle of Peter indicates the possibility that the writing of one of the epistles was influenced by the content of other.
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 Ephesians, Epistle To the - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
None of the epistles which are ascribed to Paul have a stronger chain of evidence to their early and continued use than that which we know as the Epistle to the Ephesians.
In Ephesians we have unique phrases, of which "the heavenly spheres" (ta epourania) is most striking, and the whole treatment of the relation of Jew and Gentile in the church, and the marriage tie as exemplified in the relation between Christ and the church.
Kommentar; von Soden, Handcommentar; Hort, Prolegomena to the Epistles to the Romans and Ephesians; Dale, Lectures on the Ephesians.
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 Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
In the first place, it is clear that the Epistles to the Ephesians, to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Philippians, all belong to the same period.
In favour of the hypothesis that this epistle was written to the church in Laodicea, it is urged: 1.
While the Epistle to the Colossians has every indication of having been written to a particular congregation and in reference to their peculiar circumstances, the absence of these features is the most marked characteristic of the Epistle to the Ephesians.
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 Epistle to the Ephesians
The reference to the Ephesians (1:1) is missing in some manuscripts, and the epistle may have been a circular letter to several churches.
Ephesians proclaims the unity of all people and the universe in Jesus Christ, and describes the church as a body and a building with the apostles and prophets as a foundation (2:20).
The Epistle to the Ephesians was written by Paul at Rome about the same time as that to the Colossians, which in many points it resembles.
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 Blue Letter Bible - Commentaries
This Epistle was addressed to the Ephesians during the early part of his imprisonment at Rome, immediately after that to the Colossians, to which it bears a close resemblance in many passages, the apostle having in his mind generally the same great truths in writing both.
The Epistle (Eph 4:17 5:1-13) implies the profligacy for which the Ephesian heathen were notorious.
Hence, "the Church" throughout the Epistle is spoken of in the singular, not in the plural, "churches." The Church's foundation, its course, and its end, are his theme alike in the larger and smaller divisions of the whole Epistle.
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 Ephesians   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Verse 12 is really the boiled-down statement of the message Paul which was communicating to the Ephesian Christians and which he expected them to communicate to their world.
Having urged the Ephesians to live worthily, Paul then begins to list characteristics which are important in the Christian life.
According to Ephesians 4:20-24, the Christian is to be different from the world.
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 1way2God.net - Ephesians
Some hold that the letter was not written to the Ephesians but to the Laodiceans, others suggest that Ephesians was written by an admirer of Paul (under Paul's name) as an introduction to the rest of Paul's writing, while others hold simply that Paul wrote the letter.
It is interesting that the most reliable manuscripts of Ephesians lack any mention of the Ephesians in the introduction, and there is not much within the content of the letter that indicates a particular Church to which the author was writing.
It would seem that the Ephesian letter was meant to be received by a much wider community and dealt with general issues; as opposed to Colossians, which was written to a more specific audience, with specific issues requiring attention.
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 Ephesians AA
Ephesians is one of five PRISON EPISTLES and under that heading the inter-relationship of these epistles has been set out.
Ephesians 1:3 does not speak of daily bread, of dwelling place, of home comforts, or of business success, it visualizes a new plane, the spiritual, which is on resurrection ground.
In Ephesians 1:4, he evidently did not wish to speak of ‘laying’ a foundation, and so chose by divine inspiration a word that consistently means in the Septuagint ‘overthrow’.
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 Comments On The Epistle To The Ephesians :: LM Grant
Paul's epistle to the Ephesians brings us face to face with the magnificent counsels of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ in reference to the exalted position and blessings of every child of God in the present age.
The epistle is not addressed to the Ephesian assembly as such, but to the saints at Ephesus, for assembly order is not the subject.
The Ephesians were not to be discouraged because he was in prison for their sake, because thus he could declare such riches to the Gentiles.
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This third letter was that which is not entitled the Epistle to the Ephesians; concerning the destination of which (disputed as it is) perhaps the least disputable fact is, that it was not addressed to the Church of Ephesus.
Paul, when he wrote to the Ephesians, amongst whom he had spent so long a time, and to whom he was bound by ties of such close affection (Acts 20:17, etc.), should not have a single message of personal greeting to send.
We know, from the testimony of Marcion, that this Epistle was entitled in his collection 'The Epistle to the Laodiceans.' And his authority on this point is entitled to greater weight from the fact, that he was himself a native of the district where we should expect the earlier copies of the Epistle to exist.
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 Ephesians - EP Study Commentary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christ the exalted Lord is the constant theme of the epistle to the Ephesians.
The remarkable way in which the benefits of Christ’s lordship are enjoyed by his people means that, in Ephesians, Christology is inextricably focused upon the doctrine of the church, a detail set in contrast with other letters by Paul.
The upshot of this is that Ephesians represents a letter of eulogy, prayer, exhortation and instruction where the enthroned and cosmic Christ is constantly seen as bestowing blessing after blessing on his people, the church.
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 Ephesians, Epistle to (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
This letter was written by Paul at Rome about the same time as that to the Colossians, which in many points it resembles.
The Epistle to the Colossians is mainly polemical, designed to refute certain theosophic errors that had crept into the church there.
Relation between this epistle and that to the Colossians (q.v.).
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 Rogma International - The Epistle to the Ephesians
You are about to embark on a comprehensive study of Ephesians, one of the most remarkable books of the Bible.
Dr. A.T. Pierson called Ephesians “The Alps of the New Testament.”; The Apostle covers majestic heights and soars to the pinnacle of church truth with sweeping strokes of his pen.
The Epistle to the Ephesians is a series of 12 individual lessons and accompanying exams written in English.
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 John McVay, Selected Bibliography on Ephesians
*Bruce, F. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians.
"Ecclesial Metaphor in the Epistle to the Ephesians from the Perspective of a Modern View of Metaphor." Ph.D. diss., University of Sheffield, 1995.
Ephesians: Power and Magic: The Concept of Power in Ephesians in the Light of its Historical Setting.
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Epistle to the Ephesians, and Ephesus from the Catholic Encyclopedia.
Ephesians: Introduction and Outline by Professor Barry D. Smith, Atlantic Baptist University, in Religious Studies 1023: The New Testament and Its Context.
Ephesians, Jamieson, Fausset and Brown, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, 1871.
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 bible.org: One Baptism in Ephesians 4:5   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The meaning of “one baptism” in Ephesians 4:5 and whether it refers to water or Spirit baptism has been much debated through the years, and although there are exceptions, the scholarly consensus is that this refers to water baptism.
The context of the Corinthian passage is the unity of Jew and Greek in the body of Christ as it is in Ephesians.
7 Abbot, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians and to the Colossians, p.
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 Epistle to the Ephesians   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A verse-by-verse study of this great Epistle of Christian doctrine and practice.
We are saved by Grace; we are Saints by Grace; and we operate in the Christian life by God's Grace provision for us.
The EPHESIANS studies are also distributed by E-Mail.
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 The uses of Jehovah and Lord from the Epistle to the Ephesians through Philemon
Ephesians 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord (NT Phrase 1), that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
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While the other epistles of Saint Paul were usually written in response to some concrete problems and active concerns that had arisen in one or another church, in his Epistle to the Ephesians the Apostle shares his elevated thoughts and feelings with which God enlightened him during his imprisonment.
As the Ephesian Christians were living in the shadow of the magnificent temple of Diana and witnessing the daily pomp and ceremony of the heathen rituals, the Apostle contrasts this to the greatness of Christ’s Church, which incorporated human and Angelic worlds.
The Epistle to the Ephesians was prompted by a desire to share his joyous thoughts and feelings with the faithful.
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 Epistle to the Ephesians
The epistle to Ephesus was written by Paul in the same timeframe as Colossians, sometime between 61-63 AD during Paul’s first Roman imprisonment.
Ephesians is noteworthy as one of Paul’s “least friendly” letters, focusing on teaching, and excluding his typical greetings and salutations.
The Greek here is an absolute declaration that the Ephesians are in a saved state, not that they are on their way toward an eventual state of salvation.
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 A Study of Ephesians
However, Ephesians focuses on similar Christological issues as applied to the church as a whole, rather than at the local level.
This is also the reason why several scholars see the Epistle to the Ephesians as not written to address any particular problem at Ephesus, but as a circular letter sent to all the surrounding churches in general.
The theme of Ephesians is the disclosure of God’s eternal divine purpose, which is the uniting together and reconciliation of all things in and through the person and work of Jesus Christ.
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