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BIBL 104 Jessica Penick L23307666 BIBL 104-D29 August 6, 2014 New Testament Bible Dictionary Project Romans: The book of Romans was authored by Paul during his third journey in Corinth around A.D. 56/57. Paul wrote the book of Romans as a letter to the believers in Rome. Epistles, which are occasional letters, are the literary form the book of Romans takes on. This epistle is Paul’s most extensive theological writing and was written to prepare the way for a visit Paul planned to make to the Roman church. The book of Romans is partially literary and partially everyday correspondence. The epistle format is designed to deal with specific situations. Paul writes the letter to the Roman believers to inform them that the gospel is the power of…show more content…
His Roman/Greek name was Paul and his Hebrew name was Saul. When Paul converted to Christianity his named changed from Saul to Paul. Paul authored thirteen books in the New Testament. To the Gentiles Paul was known as the “premier apostle” while being the leader in extending the church into Asia Minor and Greece. Paul was considered to be the most influential missionary, preacher, teacher, and leader in that time. Paul refers to himself as a slave of Jesus Christ and the one who was set apart to preach the Gospel focused on Christ. He never met Jesus during his years in the ministry. One of the most influential and popular books that Paul wrote was the letter to the Roman church, also known as the book of Romans. The main point of that book was to show how God can make people right by trusting him and that faith is the central theme from the beginning to end. Paul was imprisoned several times on his journey and faced many obstacles. Paul was beheaded and died around A.D. 66-67 for what he believed in and was not…show more content…
There are several theories as to where Canaan derives from. Biblically the land of Canaan was named after Noah’s grandson, Canaan. Another theory is that the name came from the Hurrian language where the term Canaan means “purple”. The Greeks called the Canaan people Phoenicians which means purple as well. These people worked in purple dye so they were referred to as purple people. As logical as this theory sounds it is not proven. Canaan is identified with the Promised Land. In the book of Exodus, Moses leads the Israelites out of bondage toward the Promised Land of Canaan. God promised them that they would live in a land that would be flowing with milk and honey in the Promised Land. The Canaanites are believed

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