Chapter 5. 1 Timothy 5

  1. Jay Twomey

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306200.ch5

The Pastoral Epistles Through the Centuries

The Pastoral Epistles Through the Centuries

How to Cite

Twomey, J. (2008) 1 Timothy 5, in The Pastoral Epistles Through the Centuries, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306200.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2008

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Bible Commentaries

Book Series Editors:

  1. John Sawyer,
  2. Christopher Rowland,
  3. Judith Kovacs and
  4. David M. Gunn

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126144

Online ISBN: 9781444306200

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Keywords:

  • 1 Timothy 5;
  • Pastor describes “real widows” - applying for public assistance from church and evidence of their moral worth;
  • Women: Widows (5:1–10);
  • Do not speak harshly to an older man (v. 1);
  • Honor widows who are really widows (v. 3);
  • The widow who lives for pleasure is dead (v. 6);
  • Not less than 60 years old (v. 9);
  • younger widows (vv. 11–16);
  • Gossips and busybodies (v. 13);
  • Church: Elders (5:17–22; Titus 1:5) - Worthy of a double honor (v. 17)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Women: Widows (5:1–10)

  • The Church: Elders (5:17–22; Titus 1:5)

  • Timothy (5:23–25)