The Letters to Timothy and Titus

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The most accessible, most broadly pitched full-length commentary on Timothy and Titus, this NICNT volume explores Paul's three letters to Timothy and Titus within their historical, religious, and cultural settings.In his introduction, Towner sets out the rationale for his historical approach, questions certain assumptions of recent critical scholarship, and establishes the uniqueness and individuality of each letter. Significantly, Towner's work displays unprecedented interaction with four recent major ...
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Overview

The most accessible, most broadly pitched full-length commentary on Timothy and Titus, this NICNT volume explores Paul's three letters to Timothy and Titus within their historical, religious, and cultural settings.In his introduction, Towner sets out the rationale for his historical approach, questions certain assumptions of recent critical scholarship, and establishes the uniqueness and individuality of each letter. Significantly, Towner's work displays unprecedented interaction with four recent major commentaries on these Pauline letters. Centered on an outstanding translation of the Greek text and including thorough footnotes, bibliographical citations, and indexes, Towner's commentary on Timothy and Titus is sure to become a standard reference for busy pastors, students, and scholars.
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Table of Contents

I Introduction and agenda 1
II The letters to Timothy and Titus in the earliest centuries 3
III Readings of the letters in the modern era : interpretive options and the authorship question 9
IV Reading the letters in historical context 27
V Paul and the letters to Timothy and Titus : defining the parameters 83
The first letter to Timothy
I Opening greeting (1:1-2) 93
II Body of the letter (1:3-6:21A) 104
III Closing benediction (6:21B) 435
The second letter to Timothy
I Opening greeting (1:1-2) 439
II Body of the letter (1:3-4:18) 444
III Final instructions and personal information (4:9-18) 618
IV Closing greetings, instructions, and blessing (4:19-22) 649
The letter to Titus
I Sources of background information on Crete 659
II Opening greeting (1:1-4) 662
III Body of the letter (1:5-3:11) 676
IV Personal notes and instructions (3:12-14) 799
V Final greetings and benediction (3:15) 804
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