2 Thessalonians 3:17

Of me Paul with mine own hand (th emh ceiri Paulou). Instrumental case ceiri. Note genitive Paulou in apposition with possessive idea in the possessive pronoun emh. Paul had dictated the letter, but now wrote the salutation in his hand. The token in every epistle (shmeion en pash epistolh). Mark (verse John 14 ) and proof of the genuineness of each epistle, Paul's signature. Already there were spurious forgeries ( 2 Thessalonians 2:2 ). Thus each church was enabled to know that Paul wrote the letter. If only the autograph copy could be found!