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Commentary on The First Letter of Paul to Timothy

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1.1–2 : Salutation.

1 :

On Timothy, see the Introduction. God our Saviour is typical of the Pastorals (e.g. 1 Tim. 2.3; Ti. 1.3; 3.4 ), and reflects OT usage more than Paul's, for whom Christ is savior (Phil. 3.20 ).

1.3–20 : The struggle for faith.

3 :

Starting for Macedonia: such a journey cannot be fitted into what we know of Paul's journeys from Acts. On Ephesus, see Acts 18.19 n.; 19.23–41 .

4 :

The presence of teachers of erroneous doctrines (v. 3 ) is a major concern of the author. The nature of the false teaching cannot be simply stated, but included: myths and genealogies (as here), asceticism (e.g. 4.2–3 ), and a dangerous mysticism (2 Tim. 2.18 ). Myths: see 2 Tim. 4.4; Ti. 1.14 . Genealogies may refer to Gnostic or Jewish speculations; the meaning is not sure. God's plan: see Eph. 1.10; 3.9 .

5 :

Good conscience, along with clear conscience, is a characteristic virtue in the Pastorals.

10 :

Such lists of vices were common in the Hellenistic world; for other NT examples see 6.4–5; 2 Tim. 3.2–5; Ti. 3.3; Rom. 1.29–31; Gal. 5.19–21 . Sound teaching, a characteristic phrase in the Pastorals, occurs nowhere else in the NT, but frequently in other contemporary authors.

13 :

I had met him: Christ and his church are identified in similar language in Acts 9.4–5 . Persecution: see Acts 26.11; 1 Cor. 15.9; Gal. 1.13 .

15 :

A saying you may trust is a formula that probably introduces traditional material. I stand first: see 1 Cor. 15.9 .

17 :

Eternal, lit. “of the ages”: this language is typical of Hellenistic descriptions of god(s), as well as Jewish ascriptions of praise.

20 :

I consigned to Satan: the meaning is unclear; see 1 Cor. 5.5 ; compare Job 2.6–8 .

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