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Paul is one of the best-known figures from the early days of Christianity and perhaps from all later antiquity. This knowledge derives from the nature of the sources. The NT canon contains seven letters of Paul that are undoubtedly authentic. In the probable order of their composition, these are 1 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, Philemon, and Philippians. The letters were public or official rather than private, for as we see from the…

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Roloff, Jürgen, “Paul”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.51>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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