1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Edition: 1st by Gordon D. Fee

By Gordon D. Fee

Dr. Fee's statement on 1 and a couple of Timothy and Titus, initially a part of the good news statement sequence, is revised and reset in an obtainable yet in-depth layout for pastors, scholars, and laypeople. An introductory bankruptcy bargains with easy questions of authorship, heritage, and topics, then every one component of Scripture is related, observed through notes on goods within the textual content that desire extra clarification.

"[Fee's remark on 1 and a pair of Timothy, Titus] . . . is perfect for college students, pastors, and academics. it's a version of readability and association and continuously displays a really apt exam of exegetical concerns. certainly . . . i feel it truly is the most effective to be had [commentaries] at the pastoral epistles. Fee's ability in writing commentaries is as obtrusive during this quantity because it was once in his magisterial quantity on 1 Corinthians."
—Thomas R. Schreiner, Bethel Theological Seminary

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Even relationships and attitudes arnong believers (2:1-10) are tobe such that outsiders will not only not reject the gospel (2:5) but rnight even be attracted to it (2:10). Why, then, did Paul write such a letter, and when? Since it displays a rnore prophylactic, less urgent, appearance than 1 Tunothy, the Epistle to Titus was probably written after the latter. Paul had left Titus in Crete to finish setting the churches in order. After he and Tirnothy had gone to Ephesus and found that church in such disarray, Paul left Tirnothy there to restore order.

1:2 / The designation of Timothy as his true son in the faith also seems to reflect the authority motif. (Note that in the more personal 2 Timothy he is simply called "my dear son:') The word translated true literally refers to a legitimate child. Since Paul similarly refers to an unknown brother in Philippians 4:3 as a "true" yokefellow, one should perhaps not overstress the concept of legitimacy here. But it fits Paul's concern well, not simply reassuring Timothy himself, but also ensuring that the church does not reject him (see 4:6-16).

112-15. The ties of this heresy to that found earlier in Colossae were first spelled out in some detail (although I differ some in emphasis) by J. B. Lightfoot, Biblical Essays, pp. 411-18. 22. This is one of the features of the PE that is commonly pointed out as being non-Pauline. , how this becomes crucial for the 30 • 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus argument in R. J. I

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