By Gordon D. Fee
Dr. Fee's remark on 1 and a pair 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 uncomplicated questions of authorship, history, and issues, then each one part of Scripture is said, observed via notes on goods within the textual content that want extra clarification.
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4. This date is in keeping with the view that sees Gal. 2:1-10 as a Pauline expression of the same event as that recorded in Acts 15 (as Kümmel, Introduction, pp. 295-304, against Guthrie, Introduction, pp. 45065, who would date it about two years earlier). In either case, Titus became Paul's traveling companion earlier than Timothy. 5. lt is particularly difficult to imagine why a pseudepigrapher would have chosen Titus as the recipient of one of these letters, all the more so when one considers the evidence of Acts.
F. Scott, The Literature of the New Testament (New York: Columbia University, 1932), pp. 170-72; cf. C. M. : Dickenson, 1972), pp. 302-4 and 322-23. 28 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus 9. This very point has been argued recently by two who hold to pseudepigraphy: Hanson, pp. 14-23 (on the mission to Crete, see esp. pp. 22-23), and J. D. Quinn, "Paul's Last Captivity:' 10. One of the curiosities of some who advocate pseudepigraphy is their willingness to argue that since the author probably wrote all three letters at the same time, it is "difficult to see any particular reason why one letter should be put either before or after another" (Hanson, p.
Bahr, ''Paul Notes: Introduction 31 and Letter Writing in the First Century;' CBQ 28 , pp. 465-77). In the case of the PE one would have to allow for more than simple dictation; the amanuensis seems also to have become partly writer. Why Paul would have changed his compositional style at this point in his life has not been adequately explained. 40. See esp. C. F. D. Moule ("The Problem of the Pastoral Epistles: A Reappraisal"}, who sees them as written by Luke for Paul during Paul's lifetime.
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