Most of the books in the New Testament are letters. This week’s video gives us the historical context in which they were written.

These videos are produced by a group called BibleProject; their website is at with lots more information.

Digging deeper

Another part of the historical context is to look at the order they were written.

With the clues in the letters, along with the descriptions of Paul’s journeys in the book of Acts, it is possible to put together a chronological summary.

This link gives one that is clear and helpful and also includes a helpful map showing the places to which the letters were addressed.
Pauls letters

To see where Paul went on each of his journeys check for a map in the back of your Bible. Failing that, there are some maps in different styles on this page.
Biblical Maps