1 TIMOTHY - INTRODUCTION
Bible Study - Commentary by Jim Melough
2000 James Melough
material presented in this commentary began as a series of notes compiled in
preparing Bible class lectures on the Epistle, and gradually evolved into the present
form. The authorís aim has been to
keep the material simple, and free from the confusing clutter of Greek words and
tedious details which mar many commentaries, but at the same time to incorporate with
the results of his own studies the best of what he has gleaned from the writings and
oral ministry of others over almost sixty years.
This work therefore presents the reader with a tool which will eliminate the
need to consult a series of commentaries, since the present work embodies the best of
what has been written on this Epistle.
others have presented adequate evidence of the Pauline authorship of the Epistle, and
since the author of this work assumes that readers accept the Epistle as being a
legitimate part of the Bible, further defense of its authorship is deemed
letter written by Paul to Timothy around AD 65 is generally accepted as being the
first of the Pastoral Epistles, (1 and 2 Timothy and Titus).
It deals basically with the matter of the believerís conduct in the local
church, with the need to teach sound doctrine, and expose false teachers.
this brief introduction therefore, it is commended to readers with the prayer that it
may be used of God to accomplish in their lives what Paul wished it to accomplish in
the life of Timothy.