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The First and Second Letters to Timothy, Volume 1 and 2
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The First and Second Letters to Timothy, Volume 1 and 2

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This commentary on Timothy was the culminating work of Jerome Quinn who died before he was able to finish it. William Wacker aptly took up the reins and completed this monumental task. Quinn provides a fresh, readable translation of the two letters to Timothy, along with notes and a verse-by-verse commentary. The authors show that, in addressing such contemporary topics as church leadership, the roles of women, the use of wealth, heterodoxy, worship, and ethics, these Pauline letters remain highly relevant to church life today.

Praise for the Print Edition

A rich, readable, and rewarding commentary. The introduction is a model of clarity; the commentary proper is filled with theological and exegetical insight. This commentary is certainly the magnum opus Jerome Quinn intended it to be, and it is destined to become the standard English-language reference work on these letters.

—Jouette M. Bassler, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

With the appearance of his Anchor Bible commentary on Titus, Jerome Quinn established a unique foothold in the perilous terrain of Pastoral Epistle scholarship. The appearance of this volume, with the immense assistance of William Wacker, completes his project. It is a major contribution to our understanding of the language of these letters and a mine of philological information. Likewise, its distinctive reconstruction of the historical, social, and literary context of 1 and 2 Timothy will be a healthy stimulant to ongoing discussions about their theology and relation to Paul. An important scholarly work.

Philip H. Towner, United Bible Societies

Product Details

  • Title: The First and Second Letters to Timothy
  • Authors: Jerome D. Quinn and William C. Wacker
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Volumes: 1 & 2
  • Pages: 932

About Jerome D. Quinn and William C. Wacker

Jerome D. Quinn (d. 1988) was Professor of Old and New Testament and the Hebrew language at Saint Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association, an editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and a visiting professor at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. He also wrote volume on Titus in the in the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary.

William C. Wacker was Quinn’s last student, and he spent five years preparing the manuscript of this commentary for publication. He is Headmaster at Trinity School at River Ridge in Bloomington, Minnesota.