The Seven Churches of Paul
There were seven ekklesias: 1) Romans, 2) 1st and 2nd Corinthians, 3) Galatians, 4) Ephesians, 5) Philippians, 6) Colossians, and 7) 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Early commentators called attention to these seven areas for the ekklesias of Paul and said they were designed around the number seven to show completeness and finality, as well as to equate in a symbolic way with the seven ekklesias mentioned in the Book of Revelation in chapters 2 and 3.
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