The Letter to the Romans
Saint Paul by El Greco
There is scholarly consensus that Paul writes the book of Romans near the end of his third missionary journey (52-57 A.D.), probably in 57 A.D.
Paul writes this letter from the home of Gaius
(Rom 16:25), who lived in Corinth (1 Cor 1:14). Paul has been working on his project for collecting an offering for the Christians in Jerusalem (Rom 15:25-28). The story of this
offering enters into several New Testament books, and Paul's return to Jerusalem will eventually lead to his arrest there. Paul will eventually get to to Rome as a prisoner, but
this book is written before he ever had the opportunity to visit there (Rom 1:13).