1 & 2 Timothy & Titus
1 & 2 Timothy & Titus
Devotional
Egalitarian

1 & 2 Timothy & Titus

in IVP New Testament Commentary

by Philip H. Towner

4.62 Rank Score: 5.38 from 6 reviews, 1 featured collections, and 11 user libraries
Pages 271
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Published 1994
ISBN-13 9780830818143

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Nijay Gupta Nijay Gupta October 11, 2019
This lay-level commentary is a concise version of Towner’s NICNT commentary. [Full Review]
G Ware G Ware March 11, 2016
Obviously not as thorough and technical as Towner's more recent PE commentary (NICNT) but still an excellent resource. Targeted at lay leaders, pastors, students, this is a good non-technical option. This is among the best volumes in this series, and a great option.
Phillip J. Long Phillip J. Long July 3, 2012
Towner’s recent commentary in the New International Commentary series is an excellent exegetical commentary. The body of the commentary proceeds through the text phrase-by-phrase, with Greek treated in the footnotes in detail. Towner has excellent exegetical notes and also demonstrates a expertise in Greco-Roman literature as well, especially in the virtue / vice lists. I also mention here his IVP volume, written more than ten years before the larger commentary. This series is designed for busy pastors who need a basic commentary, although an interested layman would find this a very readable commentary. His comments are on the English Bible and all references to Greek are in footnotes. [Full Review]
Peter Krol Peter Krol June 5, 2010
This commentary is huge, so I didn't get to read the whole thing yet. However, I did really enjoy the 86 page intro, and the commentary on 2 Timothy. Towner was very clear in his writing, focused on the text, sensitive to context, and using historical context in a helpful (and not annoying) way. He also occasionally moved his discussion beyond interpretation into a bit of application. Not often, but enough to help the text come alive. All in all, one of the most enjoyable commentaries I've read in a while.