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Pastoral Epistles (Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 46 | WBC)

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Engage some of the hottest issues in contemporary society with this exhaustive treatment of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus. Defending traditional interpretations on multiple issues, Willam Mounce provides an intense examination of the text and presents multiple excursus on topics such as qualifications for leadership and authorship.

The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

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“The conclusion suggested here is that Paul says women may not authoritatively teach the gospel to men (possibly overseers) in the public assembly of the church.” (Page 126)

“Prayer, therefore, is not the topic of this paragraph but rather the stage upon which Paul bases his teaching on the topic of salvation. Prayer is the context, salvation the content.” (Page 76)

“It seems therefore that Paul is prohibiting two separate events: teaching and acting in authority. The relationship that exists between the two is that of a principle and a specific application of that principle (cf. Spicq, 1:379–80; Moo, Trinity Journal 1 [1980] 67–68; Saucy, ‘Negative Case,’ 278). In conclusion: Paul does not want women to be in positions of authority in the church; teaching is one way in which authority is exercised in the church. This agrees with the same pattern noted in vv 9–10; the principles of modesty and dress appropriate to one’s character find specific application in the proper adornment of hair. It may be added as a hermeneutical observation that the specificity of the application does not relegate the principle to the halls of cultural relativity.” (Page 130)

“The translation ‘one-woman man’ maintains the emphasis on ‘one’ and carries over what seems to be Paul’s emphasis on faithfulness. The quotation marks highlight the unusualness of the phrase, but the expression is not to be understood as a twentieth-century idiom.” (Page 173)

“The point is that all prayers, of all types, should be for all people.” (Page 79)

  • Title: Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 46: Pastoral Epistles
  • Author: William D. Mounce
  • Series: Word Biblical Commentary
  • Volume: 46
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Print Publication Date: 2000
  • Logos Release Date: 2002
  • Pages: 786
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Commentaries--Collected works; Bible. N.T. Pastoral Epistles › Commentaries; Bible. N.T. 1 Timothy › Commentaries; Bible. N.T. 2 Timothy › Commentaries; Bible. N.T. Titus › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781418503970, 1418503975
  • Resource ID: LLS:29.59.8
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2024-01-19T00:30:11Z
William D. Mounce

William D Mounce (PhD, Aberdeen University) lives as a writer in Washougal, Washington. He is the President of BiblicalTraining.org, a non-profit organization offering world-class educational resources for discipleship in the local church. See www.BillMounce.com for more information. Formerly he was a preaching pastor, and prior to that a professor of New Testament and director of the Greek Program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of the bestselling Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, and many other resources. He was the New Testament chair of the English Standard Version translation of the Bible, and is serving on the NIV translation committee.


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    Very readable and informative. I did not have any issues with the format.
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    I agree with Nathan below that the Word Biblical Commentary can be hit or miss. This volume stands out as my favorite in the series. Mounce is great. Other ones teach clearly false doctrines that aren't in line with mainstream scholarship, believing, secular or otherwise (e.g. the commentary on Isaiah).