The First and Second Letters to Timothy

The First and Second Letters to Timothy

by Luke Timothy Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300139888

ISBN-13: 9780300139884

Pub. Date: 11/01/2007

Publisher: Yale University Press

The letters of Paul to Timothy, one of his favorite delegates, often make for difficult reading in today's world. They contain much that make modern readers uncomfortable, and much that is controversial, including pronouncements on the place of women in the Church and on homosexuality, as well as polemics against the so-called "false teachers." The letters have

Overview

The letters of Paul to Timothy, one of his favorite delegates, often make for difficult reading in today's world. They contain much that make modern readers uncomfortable, and much that is controversial, including pronouncements on the place of women in the Church and on homosexuality, as well as polemics against the so-called "false teachers." The letters have also been a source of questions within the scholarly community, where the prevailing opinion since the nineteenth century is that someone else wrote them and signed Paul's name in order to give the epistles greater authority.

Using the best of modern and ancient scholarship, Luke Timothy Johnson provides clear, accessible commentary that will help lay readers navigate the letters and better understand their place within the context of Paul's teachings. Johnson's conclusion that they were indeed written by Paul himself ensures that this volume, like the other Anchor Bible Commentaries, will attract the attention of theologians and other scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300139884
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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