|Publication Date: 18 Oct 2018|
|Page Count: 640|
|Author: Robert Yarbrough|
The Letters to Timothy and Titus
The Pastoral Letters – 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus – have made an enduring contribution to understanding the role of pastors in the church. With a spirited devotion to the text, Robert Yarbrough helps unlock the meaning of these short but rich letters in this commentary.
In keeping with the character of Pillar New Testament Commentary volumes, The Letters to Timothy and Titus offers a straightforward reading of these texts. Their primary concerns – God, salvation, and the pastoral task – remain central to Yarbrough’s thorough and comprehensive exegesis. Engaging with the best scholarship and resources, Yarbrough shows how these letters are as relevant today as they were to the early Christians.
Yarbrough’s commentary matches the goal of the series. He writes with clear theological interest and directs his comments to practical, pastoral issues – as the Pastoral Epistles themselves do. Those who have followed this series undoubtedly will find this work a useful addition.
This [commentary] devotes a great deal of thought and care to the meaning of words; in that sense, it is a rather old-fashioned commentary (and none the worse for that). Equally, however, it penetratingly traces the line of thought in passage after passage and thus proves wonderfully fresh and sometimes innovative. This theologically and ethically rich commentary will prove to be a choice companion for years to come for pastors and scholars working their way through the Pastoral Epistles.