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I Corinthians the seventh book of the New Testament was written by Paul to get across that Jesus is alive 153-18 and that we will be resurrected 1535-38 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 critics1 As internal evidence Paul identifies himself as the author in 1 Corinthians 11 and 1621 External evidence of Paul writing this letter is supported by people such as Clement of Rome c 95-97 and Augustine c 400 The letter was written to the people of Corinth Corinth was a strategically located Roman city on the main land route between East and West and was the crossroads for several sea routes Corinth was famous for its intellectual and material prosperity and was honored with being the capitol of Ancaia It also became famous for its corruption Paul began his ministry there on his second missionary journey He converted many influential people in Corinth thus he stayed for a year and a half Most likely Paul left Corinth in the fall of AD 51 Paul returned to Corinth on his third trip to Asia c fall AD 52 Paul then wrote this letter from Ephesus while on his third trip to AsiaPaul wrote the letter several years after his initial departure from Corinth in the fall of AD 51-52 The letter was written before the beginning of the summer since Paul intended to leave Ephesus after Pentecost It was also written before winter since Paul wanted to come to them and spend the winter Paul wrote the letter four or five years after his initial departure from CorinthPaul had many points that he wanted to get across in I Corinthians For instance the purpose of the letter was to
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