The Genre Of Ephesians 2 : 1-10

1611 Words7 Pages
The genre of Ephesians 2:1-10 is an Epistle. The Epistles were letters teaching specific churches or groups of people; often inspired by God. They are split into two categories: Pauline Epistles, written by Paul and traditionally Paul was the first word of the book in Greek, and General Epistles, often referred to as the Catholic epistles and were written to the universal Church. The Pauline Epistles consist of: Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. The General Epistles consist of: Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2 and 3 John, and Jude. The interpretive principles of this genre are that it is meant to be read as a whole and in one sitting in order to get the main idea of the passage, one must view the paragraphs as the main unit of thought in the passage, one must know the structure to understand the letter, and one must do background reading to fully comprehend the main concept and the history and culture of the setting. Author & Purpose The author of this passage is Paul. Paul was one of the Apostles who spent most of his ministry in prison where most of his letters were written. He was specifically residing in Roman prison while writing Ephesians (61 A.D). Paul was often persecuted during this time period even before he himself believed. In Acts, Paul travels from Jerusalem to Damascus on a mission where Jesus appears to him. This inspires him to preach about Jesus being
Open Document