1) Identify your passage – what comes RIGHT before and RIGHT after.
2) Identify your passage within the structure of the whole text/letter (= rhetorical strategy).
3) Pick the most important verse
3) What is THE PURPOSE of your passage within the letter as a whole and in comparison with the overall purpose of the letter.
4) How can the social/historical/cultural/archaeological/philosophical/religious/etc. CONTEXT of the letter FURTHER enhance our understanding of the letter?
5) Did the immediate understanding of the passage CHANGE after a comparison with the context?
*Something that must be included in your introductory "stuff"/questions
f) Formal division
g) according to contents