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1 Timothy

Key Facts

  • Although there is debate among modern scholars, most likely 1 Timothy was written by Paul to Timothy in the city of Ephesus sometime after he was released from house arrest at the end of Acts.
  • c. 64-65
  • Paul was released from incarceration in Rome and continued ministry. At some point he returned to Ephesus and left Timothy there as he continue to visit his churches. 
  • Paul wrote from Macedonia to Timothy in Ephesus to guide Timothy on how to address false teaching and the issues in the church it’s causing. 
  • 1 Timothy is usually categorized as one of the “pastoral epistles” because Paul is giving pastoral advice to Timothy.

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