It appears Paul’s final imprisonment was much more severe than his first stint in prison there. 64 Nero had allegedly burned sections of Rome and blamed the Christians. Paul probably wrote his first letter to Timothy between 63 and 65.He was in bonds with few visitors, and he felt his death was imminent (For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. This second letter to Timothy was probably written in 66 or 67.For Cézanne, his relationship with Zola was unsurpassed.Theirs was one of the seminal artistic liaisons: as intimate, as complex, as fascinating and as fathomless as any in the annals of modernism.The Letters are not in their normal New Testament Order, but in the date order generally agreed by most scholars.
The remaining four contested epistles-- Ephesians, as well as the three known as the Pastoral epistles (1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus)–- have been labeled pseudepigraphical works by most critical scholars.
After five years of constant companionship, the enforced separation hit them hard.
They started an intensive correspondence, by turns playful, doleful, scatological and confessional.
The primary methods used for Paul's letters are the following: This consists of what the author tells us about himself in the letter, either explicitly – the author clearly identifies himself – or implicitly – provides autobiographical details.
This evidence is important in spite of its problems.