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Pastoral Epistles
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The New Testament letters of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus, which are attributed to the Apostle Paul and addressed to his coworkers Timothy and Titus. These three letters often are grouped together and considered as a literary whole due to similarities in their settings and recipients and common concerns over authorship and authenticity.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pastoral Letters
Pastoral Letters The New Testament letters of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus, which are attributed to the Apostle Paul and addressed to his coworkers Timothy and Titus. These three letters often are grouped together and considered as a literary whole due to similarities in their settings and recipients
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Timothy and Titus, Epistles to
TIMOTHY AND TITUS, EPISTLES TO. The Pauline letters to Titus and (1–2) Timothy, in recent centuries, have been treated together as both a theological and a literary unity and have been called the “Pastoral Epistles” (hereafter PE). This phrase originated in 18th-century German NT studies, although Thomas
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Pastoral Letters
Pastoral Letters. Descriptive phrase used in modern biblical study to designate the letters known as 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. In Christian tradition these three writings have been grouped together since the 2nd century. They are addressed to individuals rather than to churches. The benediction at the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Pastoral Letters
PASTORAL LETTERS* Descriptive phrase used in modern biblical study to designate the letters known as 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. In Christian tradition these three writings have been grouped together since the second century. They are addressed to individuals rather than to churches. The benediction at
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pastoral Letters
Pastoral Letters, a common designation for three letters attributed to Paul, two of which are addressed to Timothy and one to Titus. These three letters are called “pastoral,” because they are written to individuals who are leaders of local congregations. They also deal with what are often considered
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Pastoral Epistles
PASTORAL EPISTLES. A name give to three NT letters, a Timothy, II Timothy, and Titus, because their contents consist of advice regarding the administration of the local church. The title “Pastoral Epistles” became common after the publication of a work by Paul Anton in 1726. Even though the addressees
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Pastoral Epistles
PASTORAL EPISTLES. The three Epistles, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, were first called the Pastoral Epistles in the 18th century, and the name has become generally used to denote them as a group. The title is only partially an accurate description of their contents, for they are not strictly pastoral in
Timothy and Titus, Epistles To
TIMOTHY AND TITUS, EPISTLES TO. The two Epistles to Timothy and one to Titus, commonly grouped together as the *Pastoral Epistles, belong to the period at the close of Paul’s life and provide valuable information about the great missionary apostle’s thoughts as he prepared to pass on his tasks to others.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pastoral Epistles
Pastoral Epistles1-2 Timothy and Titus, three letters which constitute a distinct group within the Pauline corpus. These once highly esteemed texts fell under a shadow with the rise of higher criticism. Thereafter conservatives labored to rehabilitate them, while more liberal scholars found their views
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Pastoral Epistles
Pastoral Epistles. †The two letters of Paul (but see below on the problem of authorship) to Timothy and his one letter to Titus, usually considered together because of their similarities and common concerns. All three letters are ostensibly at least from the apostle to two church leaders, both coworkers
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Pastoral Letters
Pastoral lettersFirst Timothy, Second Timothy and Titus, termed the Pastoral Epistles since the eighteenth century, are, with Philemon, letters of the Pauline corpus addressed to individuals. Like other NT literature written under Paul’s name, they employ the letter form to convey not just personal
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Pastoral Epistles
PASTORAL EPISTLES The name usually given to the three Pauline Epistles addressed to individuals rather than to congregations (1 and 2 Timothy and Titus).