I and II Timothy and Titus
Publisher Presbyterian Publishing
This book appears in the following featured collections.
- The Pastor’s Bookshelf by Scot McKnight
- New Testament Commentaries & Monographs by Princeton Theological Seminary
Moderate Roman Catholic scholar expounding the Pastoral Epistles from within the conventional critical view that they were post-Pauline compositions. [Full Review]
Duke Divinity School; Union Theological Seminary Philippines Durham, NC 27713 The New Testament Library series is well known. The commentaries in this series are described as providing fresh translations ba sed on the best available ancient manuscripts, critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, careful attention to their literary design, and a theologically perceptive exposition of the biblical text (from the book jacket). This volume by Raymond F. Collins fits this description very well. Collins is currently Professor of New Testament at the Catholic University of America and has written widely in the field of New Testament, particularly in Pauline studies. This commentary is written in clear language and thus, though intended primarily for scholars and pastors, can also be used by lay people, especially those who have an interest in critical studies of the New Testament. Compared with other commentaries, the introduction is quite succinct, consisting of only twelve pages. Assumed in this introduction is a certain level of knowledge of the critical issues related to the Pastorals. The conclusion on authenticity is no surprise; in fact, Collins makes the claim that scholarly consensus has been reached by the end of the twentieth century to the effect that the Pastorals were written sometime after Paul s death. [Full Review]