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Authorship and Origin:Written somewhere between 57 A.D. and 90 A.D., Paul resumes his correspondence with the church at Corinth. It appears Paul now considers the situation an Corinth in crisis, and this letter has often been called 'severe' in apparent response to the crisis. Some commentators believe that chapters 10-13 of this letter are actually a subsection of a original letter written to Corinth by Paul before I Corinthians, making this perhaps the third letter to that church. It is apparent that Paul hopes to make another trip to Corinth again in the future.
Overview and Significant sections
- Chapter 1:1 - 1:11 Salutation, thanksgiving.
- Chapter 1:12 - 2:4 Paul defends Himself.
- Chapter 2:5-17 Putting the past behind
- Chapter 3:1-6:10 The ministry of an apostle (Paul).
- Chapter 6:11-7:4 Need for Personal Reconciliation.
- Chapter 8:1-9:15 Offering for the poor in Jerusalem.
- Chapter 10:1-13:10 Defending Paul's apostleship.
- Chapter 13:11-14 Conclusion.
For more detailed study:
Read Chapter 1. (the entire book is available here.)
The Concise Matthew Henry Commentary on this book.
bible.org study of this book.
the World Wide Study Bible has Dictionary, Commentary, Scripture and sermons available on this book.