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Citation for Date.

Citation styles are based on the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Ed., and the MLA Style Manual, 2nd Ed..

MLA

Barclay, John . "1 Corinthians." In The Oxford Bible Commentary. Oxford Biblical Studies Online. Sep 21, 2019. <http://www.oxfordbiblicalcstudies.com/article/book/obso-9780198755005/obso-9780198755005-div1-435>.

Chicago

Barclay, John . "1 Corinthians." In The Oxford Bible Commentary. Oxford Biblical Studies Online, http://www.oxfordbiblicalcstudies.com/article/book/obso-9780198755005/obso-9780198755005-div1-435 (accessed Sep 21, 2019).

Date.

The letter is written from Ephesus in the spring (before Pentecost, 16:8–9 ). If we accept the chronology of Acts (see below), Paul founded the church in Corinth in 50–1 CE (Acts 18:1–7 ) and was in Ephesus two or three years later (Acts 19:1–10 ); thus the date of composition of this letter is some time in the period 52–5 CE.

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