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Paul also spent time writing epistles (letters) to the churches he had visited. Paul wrote to them about how to live the Christian life. Many of these letters are the recorded books that we find in our New Testaments. This is the last record of Paul but many believe that he was released from prison and left Rome to go on more missionary journeys. Paul wrote his letters to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians and Philippians while under this house arrest in Rome. These letters were written around the latter part of A.D. 60 to Because Paul was under house arrest and imprisoned at the time, his . The Prison Epistles refer to four letters in the New Testament written by the apostle Paul during his time under house arrest in Rome between approximately 60—62 AD. They include Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon. Together they comprise four of the New Testament's 27 books and 15 of . During his imprisonment, Paul wrote four letters that survive in our New Testament. They are Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon. We, living almost 2, years later, are fortunate to have these letters to teach us the inspiring truths of God.
Around A.D., that prisoner was the Apostle Paul, unjustly sentenced to house arrest in Rome, following some religious disputes. Four of his thirteen letters included in the New Testament were written during those years, causing believers then and now to be encouraged by his devotion to his calling, his courage and his selfless interest in his fellow believers. The Prison Epistles of the Apostle Paul Gene Taylor 3. He preached in the synagogue for three months until public opposition developed. 4. He then effectively preached for two years in the school of Tyrannus. Apparently Paul was then released from prison and continued traveling and teaching, since his later letters mention travels that were not recorded in the book of Acts. But as the years moved along and Paul’s fame spread, Paul was again put in prison in Rome, perhaps from 66 to This time he did not expect to be released. Paul’s Roman incarceration produced three great letters to the churches of Ephesus, Colosse, and Philippi, as well as a personal letter to his friend Philemon. Three of the prison letters, also called the imprisonment or captivity letters, were bound for three of the churches he founded on his second missionary journey (Acts ).
When they bade farewell to the apostle Paul, each was given an epistle to bear to his particular constituency. These four letters are designated the “prison epistles of Paul,” since he wrote them while imprisoned in Rome. He was awaiting a hearing before Nero who was the Caesar at that time. Paul wrote Colossians from prison (Colossians ) in Rome in about 62 AD with Timothy () and fellow prisoner, Aristarchus (). Paul, with Timothy, wrote Philemon from prison in 63 AD (Philemon ). Paul after the imprisonment in Rome: We know that Paul had further journeys after he was released from the prison in Rome in 63 AD. After. in prison. But as significant as John Bunyan’s work has proven to be, the apostle Paul’s work accomplished something much greater. During his four years of imprisonment in Caesarea and Rome, he wrote epistles that are far more important than even Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress. This is the first lesson in our series Paul’s Prison Epistles. Paul wrote the letters while in prison facing possible death, but their passion and energy are undimmed. They reveal Paul's longing to see young churches grow in faith and understanding, rooted in Jesus himself, and to see this faith worked out in practice. Wright's stimulating comments are combined with his own fresh and inviting translation Reviews: