These two NT letters of St Paul were probably written from Ephesus and Macedonia, c.52–56. 1 Corinthians, occasioned by news which Paul had received from the Church at Corinth, deals with a variety of subjects. The sections on the Eucharist (10: 16 ff., 11: 20 ff.), on love (agape) (13), and on the Resurrection (15) are among the most important in the NT. In 2 Corinthians the main topic is the authority and ministry of the Christian apostle. Some scholars think that chs. 8–9 were originally separate letters and that chs. 10–13 belonged to a different epistle.
Subjects: Biblical Studies.