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Week 25: The Epistles of Paul, Part 6

Colossians & Ephesians

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18 April 2019

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  • Ephesians (and possibly Colossians, also) is considered by many scholars to be a pseudonymous letter, one written in the name of Paul by one of his disciples, followers, or imitators. For more information about New Testament pseudepigrapha, read D.A. Carson, “Pseudonymity and Pseudepigraphy,” Dictionary of New Testament Background: A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship, eds. Stanley E. Porter and Craig A. Evans (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2000), 857–64.
  • Translating the dangling participle in Ephesians 2:1–3 is difficult, as Bill Mounce explains in “Anacoluthon and Using Greek Tools (Eph 2:1),” BillMounce.com (blog), 22 May 2011.