By Gordon D. Fee
Dr. Fee's statement on 1 and a pair of Timothy and Titus, initially a part of the good news observation sequence, is revised and reset in an obtainable yet in-depth structure for pastors, scholars, and laypeople. An introductory bankruptcy bargains with uncomplicated questions of authorship, history, and topics, then each one element of Scripture is said, followed by way of notes on goods within the textual content that desire additional clarification.
"[Fee's remark on 1 and a couple of Timothy, Titus] . . . is perfect for college students, pastors, and academics. it's a version of readability and association and always displays a really apt exam of exegetical concerns. certainly . . . i feel it really is the best on hand [commentaries] at the pastoral epistles. Fee's ability in writing commentaries is as obtrusive during this quantity because it used to be in his magisterial quantity on 1 Corinthians."
Â—Thomas R. Schreiner, Bethel Theological Seminary
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Word, 1982), pp. xxvii-xli. 19. , G. D. Fee, "1 Corinthians 7: 1 in the NIV;' JETS 23 (1980), pp. 307-14; cf. W. E. Phipps, "Is Paul's Attitude towards Sexual Relations Contained in 1 Cor. " NTS 28 (1982), pp. 125-32. 20. For an overview of this perspective, see P. T. O'Brien (note 18), pp. xxxvi-xxxviii, and the literature there cited. 21. This view of the opposition is similar to that presented by E. E. Ellis, "Paul and His Opponents;' pp. 101-15, esp. 112-15. The ties of this heresy to that found earlier in Colossae were first spelled out in some detail (although I differ some in emphasis) by J.
And for whom specifically? But such questions are simply avoided by the proponents of pseudepigraphy. 13. See Hanson, pp. 28-31, 42-47: cf. D-C and esp. Gealy, who takes this position to its most radical stance. 14. The avoidance of this crucial question is one of the puzzles of scholarship on the PE. The closest thing to an answer is offered by R. J. Karris (pp. 3-6, 45-47), who tries to resolve this under the rubric of an author's "fictionalizing" his or her audience in order to cornmunicate with them.
1:3-11) Paul begins the letter proper in a way that is uncharacteristic of him-without the standard thanksgiving. Of his earlier letters, only Galatians (significantly enough) lacks the thanksgiving. The absence of one here supports the observation already made that 1 Timothy is really for the sake of the church as much as, or more than, for Timothy himself; what is taking place in the church gives no cause for thanksgiving. Instead Paul launches immediately into the occasion and purpose of the letter.