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.... that has allowed the majority of English translations to think in terms of slaves doing aquot;serviceaquot; to their masters. ... social superiors) as those acting on behalf of their slaves.33 In this case, the instruction would be exhorting Christian slaves to honor their ... E.g., Plato, Gorgias 513E; Laws 850B; Letter ofAristeas 205; see esp.
|Title||:||The Letters to Timothy and Titus|
|Author||:||Philip H. Towner|
|Publisher||:||Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 2006-07-12|