A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles
T&T Clark 1999
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From the Preface
I have tried to present the message of the letters as they are ostensibly meant to be understood, as letters from Paul to Timothy and Titus, but I am well aware that right from the beginning of their ‘canonical’ history the letters were intended to be read for their relevance to the church and its leaders, and it is therefore also on that level that they are interpreted. I am conscious that only to a very limited extent has the commentary attempted to ask questions about the history of exposition or about the significance of the letters for the modern reader, but I hope that the exegesis has been done in such a way that expositors will find it a helpful basis for application. A recent commentator on another epistle has stated that ‘commentaries should be a resource for worship rather than a self-indulgent exploration of the biblical text’. Like him I write from a self-consciously Christian set of presuppositions, and it is my hope that this commentary will help readers to appropriate the message of this particular part of Holy Scripture.
- Title: A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles
- Author: I. Howard Marshall
- Series: International Critical Commentary Series
- Publisher: T&T Clark
- Publication Date: 2004
- Pages: 869
About the Author
I. Howard Marshall is currently Emeritus Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Honorary Research Professor, University of Aberdeen, in Scotland. Formerly, Chair of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research; President of the British New Testament Society and Chair of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians. He holds a DD, from Asbury, a MA, BD, & PhD, from the University of Aberdeen, and a BA from Cambridge.