Description: Paul's letter to Titus is one of the most neglected letters of the New Testament. Many have contended that it is an incoherent letter devoid of a theological message and purpose. This study proposes otherwise, presenting an entirely new structure for Titus that demonstrates how the theme "Exhort and Reprove to Commendable Works according to the Hope of Eternal Life" unfolds through the chiastic structures in the letter. Jeon not only demonstrates the unity of the letter but also invites the reader to explore other ways chiasms can be used to enhance New Testament interpretation. Any intrigued by Titus, and the Pastoral Letters as a whole, will discover herein a unique approach to the letter and a fresh and invigorating interpretation of its underlying message.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, Titus, Literature
Review by David P. Parris
Citation: David P. Parris, review of Paul S. Jeon, To Exhort and Reprove: Audience Response to the Chiastic Structures of Paulís Letter to Titus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).
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