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Daily Lectionary - Biblical Index

Titus

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Who was the author? By inspiration of the Holy Spirit, St. Paul wrote the book of Titus.

What is the book? The book of Titus is an apostolic letter to St. Paul's coworker and representative by that name and those under his care on the island of Crete in the Mediterranean.

Where was it written? St. Paul likely wrote the letter from Philippi, or possibly Corinth.

When was it written? Though some date the letter later, Paul may have written it between A.D. 62-63, the usual dates for the so-called fourth missionary journey.

Why? Paul had left Titus on Crete to finish the work the Holy Spirit had started through the two of them there, and Paul knew Zenas and Apollos were going by Crete and so sent the letter with them to give Titus Paul's authority and guidance, instruct them about faith and conduct, and warn them about false teachers.

How? Paul's letter to Titus is distinguished by emphasizing believers' "doing what is good" and by its classic summaries of Christian teaching and thus faith.

For further reading on the book of Titus:

  • Knight, George W., III. The Pastoral Epistles, The New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1996. (I own a copy of this relatively-recent commentary that has 81 pages specifically about Titus, and you are welcome to borrow it. I have found it quite helpful, but it definitely is a more-scholarly type commentary and one that also needs to be read with a little more discretion regarding what is valuable and what isn't.)
  • Lenski, R. C. H. The Interpretation of St. Paul's Epistles to the Colossians, to the Thessalonians, to Timothy, to Titus and to Philemon. Columbus, Ohio: The Wartburg Press, 1946. (The comments of this arguably "dated" work are by and large still helpful, and you can find it with its 62 pages on Titus, in our Grace library.)

 


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