First Epistle to the Corinthians
- 1 Corinthians
- 2 Corinthians
- 1 Thessalonians
- 2 Thessalonians
- 1 Timothy
- 2 Timothy
- Epistle of James
- 1 Peter
- 2 Peter
- 1 John
- 2 John
- 3 John
The first letter of Paul to the Corinthians or 1 Corinthians (Latin Epistula ad Corinthios I; abbreviation: 1 Cor ) is a book of the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It is divided into 16 chapters since the Middle Ages.
Author and recipient
The first letter to the Corinthians was written by Paul of Tarsus and his companion Sosthenes (1 Cor 1.1 LUT). However, primarily two verses gave the position of women (1 Cor 14:34-35 LUT) that seem to be in contradiction to the rest of the letter, some researchers reason to believe it could be either later additions, see interpolation theory ( religion). Receiver is the Christian community in the Greek port city of Corinth.
Paul visited Corinth on his second missionary journey and stayed a year and six months in the city (Acts 18:11 LUT). During this period, 55-56 AD, probably arose the Christian church at Corinth (Acts 18.1 to 18 LUT).
- The Spirit of God dwells in man (1 Cor 3:16 EU)
- Everything - the people - exist "with" Christ (1 Cor 8.6 EU)
- Eucharist (1 Cor 11:23-26 EU)
- The Song of Love ( 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 EU): faith, hope and love; popular sermon at church weddings
- ... Let your women keep silence in the church meeting ... (1 Cor 14:33 b -35 EU); with great influence. In the New Testament exegesis and biblical theology is controversial whether the text is original from Paul or a subsequent insertion.
- The testimony of the resurrection of Christ ( 1 Cor 15.3 to 9 EU)
- "Ye are bought with a price, be not ye the servants of men " ( 1 Cor 7.23 EU), known as the confirmation text.