On Timothy, see Introduction to 1 Tim. Compare 1 Tim. 1.1 n.
It was Hellenistic custom to include an opening prayer in a private letter, a custom followed in all Pauline and sub-Pauline
letters except Gal., 1 Tim., and Ti.
On Timothy's mother,
see Acts 16.1
See 1 Tim. 4.14
Saviour, a title widely applied to deities and rulers in the Hellenistic world, is used both for Christ (Ti. 2.13; 3.6
) and for God (see 1 Tim. 1.1 n.
) in the Pastorals.
What he has put into my charge:
see 1 Tim. 6.20 n.
Sound (or wholesome) teaching:
see 1 Tim. 1.10 n.
Asia was the Roman province of which Ephesus was the chief city.
The Lord (i.e. Jesus) grant …; from the Lord (i.e. God); see Matt. 25.34–36
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