Author: The apostle Paul (1:1).
Date: Around AD 62, toward the end of Paul’s life.
In Ten Words or Less: Christians are all members of Jesus’ “body,” the church.
Details: Paul had started the church in Ephesus (Acts 19) and now explains in detail the church members’ relationship to Jesus Christ—so that they “may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ” (4:15). Through Jesus, God has reconciled both Jews and Gentiles to Himself (2:11–18). This new life should result in pure, honest living in the church and in the home (Chapters 4–6).
From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.