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Commentary on 2 Timothy

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1.1–2 :Salutation, following the typical form of a Pauline letter.

1.3–7

Thanksgiving for Timothy's faith.

5

Faith lives in Timothy (as does the Holy Spirit in 1.14).

6

I remind you, memory plays a key role in the exhortation (also 2.8,14 ). Laying on of my hands, cf. 1 Tim 4.14n.

1.8–14 : Theme: co& suffering, rather than shame, for the gospel and its apostle.

8 :

Ashamed, see also 1.12,16; 2.15; cf. Rom 1.16.

9–10

Gospel proclamation in shorthand form, with characteristic themes.

9

Before the ages began, see Titus 1.2; cf. Jn 1.2–3.

10

Appearing, see 1 Tim 6.14n. Abolished death, cf. 1 Cor 15.26, 54–57 .

12

The one in whom I have put my trust, Timothy, and each subsequent reader who stands in his place. What I have entrusted to him (lit. “the deposit”), as in 1.14; 1 Tim 6.20; cf. 2.2 , a major theme of the Pastorals. That day, the Second Coming of Christ, the eschaton, see v. 18; 4.8; 2 Thess 1.10.

13

Sound teaching, see 1 Tim 4.6n.

1.15–18 :Examples, worthy and unworthy.

15

Asia, a Roman province in Asia Minor. Phygelus and Hermogenes, named only here. Turned away from me, Paul's abandonment is depicted again in 4.10,16 .

16

Onesiphorus, see 4.19 ; my chain, i.e., imprisonment; see 2.9 .

18

That day, see v. 12.n

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