Explore Paul's three letters to Timothy and Titus within their historical, religious, and cultural settings with Philip Towner's seminal commentary The Letters to Timothy and Titus [NICNT] covering 1&2 Timothy and, of course, Titus.
Highlighting the wealth and breadth of modern scholarship and its vast diversity of perspectives on these books, Towner marshals well-argued, reasonable, and compelling evidence in support of Pauline authorship.
He sets out the rationale underwriting his historical approach, questions certain assumptions of recent critical scholarship, and establishes the uniqueness and individuality of each letter. With a superb translation of the Greek text and thorough footnotes, bibliographies, and indices, this addition to the NICNT continues its reputation for scholarly integrity, incisive analysis, and biblical faithfulness and as such is an excellent reference for pastors, students, and scholars.
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.
-North Park University
When reading this commentary, I felt as if I were sitting in a room listening to Paul and his associates explain the gospel in ever fresh ways for a new day. . . Phil Towner's readable, exciting exposition of these wonderful letters will usher many into a new age of studies on the Pastorals.
Craig L. Blomberg
Few if any scholars could be more qualified to give birth to this volume...Towner's newest work fills an important gap--an up-to-date, exegetically solid, mid-range commentary on the English text, fully informed by the Greek and wholly abreast of current scholarship. Rejecting the unproven theory of non-Pauline authorship and ably highlighting the individual distinctives of each letter, often obscured by the homogenizing label 'Pastoral Epistles,' Towner has produced what may wind up being the most useful commentary among the broadest range of English-language readers for many years to come.
I. Howard Marshall
-University of Aberdeen
The mature work of a scholar who has had a love affair with the letters to Timothy and Titus over a quarter century, this is arguably the finest and most useful commentary based on the English text of the letters (with adequate discussion of matters Greek in the footnotes)...Student and preacher alike will treasure this user-friendly treatment for its careful summarizing of essential data and also for its numerous shafts of fresh light from a scholar who knows all the contemporary discussion but is not beholden to any authority except that of the text itself.
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