American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Ephesians, Epistle to the
This epistle was written by Paul, at Rome, probably A. D. 62. The ablest modern critics are not agreed as to the church to whom it was addressed, whether to that in Ephesus, that in Laodicea, or to both of these in connection with the other churches in that region. It does not appear, however, that any important point of doctrine or instruction depends on the decision of this question. The epistle is now addressed to and is intelligible be every one who studies it. The first part of it is a grateful discourse upon the vast scheme of divine grace, and blessings flowing from it. The latter part inculcates Christian consistency and steadfastness, and a faithful discharge of all relative duties. It is one of the richest and most valuable of the epistles, having a singular fullness of matter, depth of doctrine, sublimity of style, and warmth of emotion, which render it precious to the Christian of every land.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Ephesians, Epistle to the'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/e/ephesians-epistle-to-the.html. 1859.