For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:4
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1 TIMOTHY - INTRODUCTION

 A Bible Study - Commentary by Jim Melough

Copyright 2000 James Melough

The 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.

Since 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 unnecessary.

This 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.

With 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.

[1 Timothy 1]

 

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     Scripture portions taken from the Holy Bible, King James Version
© 2000-2005 James Melough
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