1 Timothy

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    1 Timothy


    1 Timothy - World English Bible (WEB)

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    Campbell, Barth


    Rhetorical Design in 1 Timothy 4

    "Many writers view 1 Timothy as an assemblage of instructions by Paul that have no logical plan. Hanson, for example, says, 'The Pastorals are made up of a miscellaneous collection of material. They have no unifying theme; there is no development of thought.' Yet other Pauline literature, when examined in light of Greco-Roman rhetorical principles, shows evidence of skillful discursive artistry, even where (in the case of Philippians) any argumentative design has been denied. This article proposes that 1 Timothy demonstrates rhetorical design in the classical mode, with the discussion focused on 1 Timothy 4."
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    Kent, Homer A.


    The Centrality of the Scriptures as Reflected in Paul's First Epistle to Timothy

    "The proposition espoused in this paper is a simple and probably old-fashioned one. It is that the preacher should be a specialist in the Word of God. Although this may appear to be so obvious as to be a truism, the actual practice in many churches, even the evangelical ones, indicates a philosophy that is considerably different. The issue is not that the Scripture is denied in the churches where most of us worship, but that it is often relegated to the background while the latest fad takes the limelight...In this paper I propose to look at the church of Ephesus as reflected in the First Epistle to Timothy. It was a church with serious problems, three of which shall form the focus of this study...In looking carefully at these three problems, ones which are by no means unknown in our churches, we should note carefully Paul's way of handling them."
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    Moore, Terri Darby


    If They Remain: An Analysis of Approaches to 1 Timothy 2:15

    "The message of 1 Timothy 2:15 is notoriously enigmatic and has generated numerous interpretations. Found at the end of a passage which has been surrounded by increasing scholarly debate and examination, this verse closes Paul's thoughts on women in a manner most unusual to the modern-day reader and in apparent contradiction to his own teachings on salvation...Adding to the confusion created by this verse are the numerous interpretations found in commentaries and other literature concerning 1 Tim 2:15. Which, if any, of these ideas are viable options for the reader, and can any claim to be the best interpretation?"
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    Winter, Bruce W.


    You Were What You Wore in Roman Law: Deciphering the Dress Codes of 1 Timothy 2:9-15

    "One unique aspect of the first century is the extent to which Roman law, including criminal law, undergirded all aspects of society. This phenomenon was peculiar to that empire, and Roman legal historians contend that it was never replicated to the same extent in subsequent civilizations. That being the case, one would expect that conventions concerning various spheres of life as well as appropriate dress codes would have been reflected in Roman law. In The Digest that codified Roman law and its interpretation, Roman legislators and jurists made rulings based on the premise that in the society of their day 'you were what you wore.' This applied equally to men and women in daily life."