New Testament

Week 25: The Epistles of Paul, Part 6

Colossians and Ephesians

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18 April 2019


Notes and lesson materials will be posted after the class has been held.

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Lesson 25 notes

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Lesson 25 handout: Colossians and Ephesians

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Lesson 25 slideshow (on‑screen version)

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Lesson 25 slideshow (printable version)

Additional Reading and Links

  • Ephesians (and possibly Colossians, also) is considered by many scholars to be a pseudonymous letter, one written in the name of Paul by a disciple or follower of Paul. For an exploration of New Testament pseudepigrapha, read Stanley E. Porter and Craig A. Evans, “Pseudonymity and Pseudepigraphy,” Dictionary of New Testament Background: A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2000).
  • Translating the dangling participle in Ephesians 2:1–3 is difficult, as Bill Mounce explains in “Anacoluthon and Using Greek Tools (Eph 2:1),”, last modified 22 May 2011.