8. It was written in the first Roman bonds near the end of the captivity.
As far as the time of writing is concerned, it is generally evident that the Epistle was written both after the liberation of Timothy from prison, Hebrews 13:23, and before those bloody times that soon followed, Hebrews 12:4. And indeed, that it was written at the same time in which the Epistles to the Philippians and to Philemon were written, it stands as evidence that, just as in those Epistles, Philippians 1:26; Philemon 22, so also in this Epistle, Hebrews 13:23, he promises his own restoration and coming. And so, either with that two year period, in which he was detained at Rome in custody, but having some relative freedom, fulfilled, or soon to be fulfilled, as Chrysostom, Theodoret, Baronius, Blondel, and Ussher think: or after Paul’s liberation in 64 AD, as others judge.