Understanding The Bible
BY THE AUTHOR
Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible
This letter was addressed by Paul to all the
churches of the Roman proconsular province of "Asia" ultimately, but to Ephesus
primarily as the provincial capital, knowing that it would be sent from there to
the other churches of the province. (Hence, the letter of Laodicea is evidently
their copy of the Ephesian letter, as per Colossians 4:16.)
This book is one of the so-called "Church Letters, " written during Paul's (1st) Roman imprisonment. It gives us the highest and fullest doctrine of the Church. It is a book of great height and has been called: "The Alps of the New Testament." The Church is revealed as already seated in the heavenlies in Christ.
It was written from Rome, AD 62, in close connection with its companion books Colossians and Philemon.
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