The Prescript of an ancient letter had three components: 1) sender of the letter, 2) the recipient of the letter, and 3) a greeting. Although unusual for most ancient letters, Paul typically expanded these elements with information he considered relevant to the subject of the letter. The prescript of Romans is no exception.
· He says the Romans are loved by God and called
· He gives his standard grace and peace greeting, combining elements of Jewish and Gentile greetings.