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  • Corinthians

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    Corinthians, the seventh book of the New Testament, was written by Paul to get across that Jesus is alive (15:3-18) and that we will be resurrected (15:35-38), among other things. Today there is no dispute that Paul is the author of I Corinthians. “Both external and the internal evidence for the Pauline authorship are so strong that those who attempt to show the apostle was not the writer succeed chiefly in proving their own incompetence as critics.”1 As internal evidence, Paul identifies himself

  • First Corinthians

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    First Corinthians In 146 B.C. the Roman general Mummius crushed Greece’s attempt towards independence by completely destroying the city of Corinth. For a hundred years the area of the city laid in ruins. Eventually Julius Caesar sent a colony of veterans and descendants of Freedmen to rebuild the city, and in a short period of time a new Corinth was created from the old ruins (Ancient Corinth p. 20). During the rebuilding of Corinth Caesar was assassinated and reconstruction was continued by Emperor

  • The Paganism Of Corinthians

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    There is a general agreement among scholars that 1 Corinthians was written by the important early Christian missionary Paul of Tarsus. In late 56 or early 57 a.d., Paul was in the city of Ephesus in Asia Minor. He addressed a series of letters to the Greek city of Corinth, which he had visited between 50 and 52 a.d., and where he had transformed both Jews and Gentiles to the Christian faith. Corinth was located on the bridge connecting the Peloponnesian peninsula to the Greek mainland, and its helpful

  • 1 Corinthians

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    writings is 1 Corinthians. In 1 Corinthians, Paul set out to deal with the many believers in Corinth who are divided into the followings of Paul or Apollos rather than Christianity as a whole. The converts of Paul in 1 Corinthians 12-14 were divided during times of worship because of jealousy invoked by the spiritual gifts received from the “Spirit”; the worships and the church became a place to boast who is closest to God, instead of a place of worship, interpretation, and love. In 1 Corinthians 14:26-33

  • 1 Corinthians

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    1 Corinthians 5 - A "brother" (v. 11) in the church at Corinth was having sexual relations with his father's wife. Paul described the unusual nature of this sin when he said that it was "not so much as named among the gentiles, that one should have his father's wife" (v. 1). This man's behavior was wrong, but also wrong was the tolerance of his behavior by the Corinthian church. Paul condemned these sins, and the necessary corrections were subsequently made (2 Cor. 2:6; 7:11). But what was the spiritual

  • Corinthians vs. Spartans

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    differences between powers facilitate the use of a new strategy to deal with growing diversity and subsequent threats. The Corinthian speech to the Spartans reveals the reasons for an empire to preemptively attack. Initially, the Corinthians demonstrate Sparta’s failure to uphold peace. The Corinthians proceed to depict the consequences of Spartan inactivity. In conclusion, the Corinthians employ the differences between Spartans and Athens to justify an empire’s reason to attack a potential antagonist. An

  • 1 Corinthians 7

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    In 1 Corinthians 7, Paul opens this section in his letter to answering the first of those questions which Corinthians had written to him. From the verse one, it was clear that question had to do with marriage because that place was consisted of a moral dishonesty in their culture which allows all kinds of fornication, adultery, homosexuality, etc. In light of this, some believers had a conception of a marital confusion that, it would be better to be single than facing marriage problems and sexual

  • Background to I Corinthians

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    plays called Korinthiastes, meaning “The Whoremonger.” Plato on the other hand used the term “A Corinthian Girl” to mean a prostitute. In spite of this evidence, Corinth may not have been worse than any other Roman city of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...gical contribution that I Corinthians makes to the canon of scripture. Works Cited Betz, Hans Dieter and Margaret M. Mitchell. "Corinthians, First Epistle to the" Anchor Bible Dictionary. Ed. Noel Freedman. Vol. 1. New York: Doubleday,

  • Paul's Letter to the Corinthians

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    Without the aid of modern technology, early Christianity had to rely on the missionary trips of its advocates to promulgate news and information. In First Corinthians, Paul’s intention was to spread the new message of God’s Anointed One and change how people led their lives. When Paul made his initial visit to Corinth, he stayed for a substantial amount of time in order to effectively educate the residents of the area. Similar to other letters like his letters to the Galatians, this epistle is

  • Exegesis Of I Corinthians 13

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    Exegesis of I Corinthians 13:8-12 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. The eternality of love is highlighted and established without question. However, in comparison prophecies and knowledge will “pass away,” tongues will “cease.” Linguistically there is no appreciable difference between “pass away” and “cease.” They are synonymous in function. It would seem that when one of these three gifts passes, they