While under house arrest, for 2 yrs., in Rome (A.D. 61-62) Paul used the time to write: Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, and Philippians. 4 yrs. of presumed freedom followed his release, during which time he wrote 1 Timothy and Titus. 2 Timothy was penned during his final imprisonment.. The Apostle Paul, by Kenneth Wyatt.