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The Letters to Timothy and Titus
Towner, Phillip

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006 pp. xlviii + 885. $52.00

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New International Commentary on the New Testament



Description: The most accessible, most broadly pitched full-length commentary on Timothy and Titus, this NICNT volume explores Paulís three letters to Timothy and Titus within their historical, religious, and cultural settings. In his introduction, Towner sets out the rationale for his historical approach, questions certain assumptions of recent critical scholarship, and establishes the uniqueness and individuality of each letter. Significantly, Townerís work displays unprecedented interaction with four recent major commentaries on these Pauline letters. Centered on an outstanding translation of the Greek text and including thorough footnotes, bibliographical citations, and indexes, Townerís commentary on Timothy and Titus is sure to become a standard reference for busy pastors, students, and scholars.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins

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Review by Raymond F. Collins
Published 5/26/2007
Citation: Raymond F. Collins, review of Phillip Towner, The Letters to Timothy and Titus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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