New Testament

Week 26: The Pastoral Epistles

1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus

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25 April 2019

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Lesson 26 notes

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Lesson 26 handout: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus

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Lesson 26 slideshow (on‑screen version)

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Additional Reading and Links

The Pastoral Epistles may have been written as a reaction to a form of Pauline Christianity that encouraged asceticism and female leadership. The Acts of Paul and Thecla, an early apocryphal Christian text, advanced these teachings.


Painting from the Grotto of Paul and Thecla at Ephesus

A painting depicting Paul and Thecla, dating to the 5th or 6th century ᴀ.ᴅ., excavated in the city of Ephesus. (Click here for more information.)