What features of the text are being used for interpreting Ephesians here and how do they help you interpret the text? : It is important to know: that Paul planted the Ephesian church, background information about the city of Ephesus, the environs of Asia Minor, the Greek goddess Artemis (Diana), divination and magic. This setting and context affect Paul’s very wording of Ephesians
The author and original audience- First, find out what you can about the author and audience from reading the text. Second, check other sources, e.g., a Bible dictionary and the introduction to a good commentary, which come into play when you research the historical context outside the text.