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First Letter to Timothy
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The first letter from the Apostle Paul to his coworker Timothy, who oversaw the church at Ephesus. This letter is considered one of the Pastoral Letters, along with 2 Timothy and Titus. Although Paul’s authorship is disputed, this article refers to the writer as “Paul” as a matter of convenience.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Timothy, First Letter to
Timothy, First Letter to The first letter from the Apostle Paul to his coworker Timothy, who oversaw the church at Ephesus. This letter is considered one of the Pastoral Letters, along with 2 Timothy and Titus. Although Paul’s authorship is disputed, this article refers to the writer as “Paul” as a matter
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Timothy, First Letter to
Timothy, First Letter to. First and 2 Timothy and Titus, known as the pastoral letters, were written to two young pastors and deal with pastoral problems in the churches of Ephesus and Crete.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Timothy, First Letter to
TIMOTHY, FIRST LETTER TO The first of Paul’s epistles to his young coworker Timothy.The authorship, date, and background of 1 Timothy must be considered together with those of the other two Pastoral Epistles, 2 Timothy and Titus, which were written to two young coworkers to help them deal with pastoral
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Timothy, First Letter of Paul To
Timothy, First Letter of Paul to, one of thirteen nt letters attributed to Paul and one of three that are collectively known as the Pastoral Letters (cf. 2 Tim.; Titus). Many scholars regard these letters as pseudepigraphical.Contents: After an opening salutation and greeting (1:1–2), the author (identified
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Timothy, First Epistle to (Writing)
TIMOTHY, FIRST EPISTLE TO. The epistles to Timothy and Titus are classed as Pastoral Epistles. The introductory matters pertaining to the three letters are considered together. See also Pastoral Epistles.GenuinenessThe authenticity of the epistles to Timothy and Titus is very strongly supported by
Catholic Bible Dictionary
1 Timothy
1 TimothyThe First Letter to Timothy was written to Paul’s associate Timothy at Ephesus. Timothy, young and sometimes unassertive, needed encouragement to take bold action against various troublemakers in the Ephesian church who had exchanged sound doctrine for personal speculations that at best were
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Timothy, First Epistle
TIMOTHY, FIRST EPISTLE. The first of three pastoral letters written by Paul to two of his young converts (1 Tim. 1:2; cf. Titus 1:4) who had accompanied him on many of his missionary journeys. They had been established as pastors of churches, and these epistles were directed to them to give them instructions
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Timothy, First Epistle to (Writing)
Timothy, First Epistle toPaul in this epistle speaks of himself as having left Ephesus for Macedonia (1:3), and hence not Laodicea, as mentioned in the subscription; but probably Philippi, or some other city in that region, was the place where this epistle was written. During the interval between his
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Timothy, First Letter to (Writing)
TIMOTHY, FIRST LETTER TO First of two letters Paul wrote to Timothy. The letter was written in approximately a.d. 63, following Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome. It is likely that Paul left Rome and traveled to Ephesus. There is some debate concerning the place of writing. Rome and Macedonia have been
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