Chapter 6. 1 Timothy 6

  1. Jay Twomey

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306200.ch6

The Pastoral Epistles Through the Centuries

The Pastoral Epistles Through the Centuries

How to Cite

Twomey, J. (2008) 1 Timothy 6, in The Pastoral Epistles Through the Centuries, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306200.ch6

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 6 - last chapter of the letter, the Pastor covers a lot of ground;
  • Church: Slaves (6:1–2; Titus 2:9);
  • yoke of slavery (v. 1);
  • The Church: Wealthy Christians (6:6–10, 17–19);
  • Food and clothing, we will be content with these (v. 8);
  • the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil – literary treatments (v. 10);
  • Pierced themselves with many pains (v. 10b);
  • Those in the present age who are rich (v. 17);
  • Theological Speculation: God's Dwelling and Being (6:12–16; 1 Tim. 1:17);
  • The Opponents: Dissent (6:2b–5, 20, 2 Timothy: 12, 14) - Guard what has been entrusted to you (v. 20)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Church: Slaves (6:1–2; Titus 2:9)

  • The Church: Wealthy Christians (6:6–10, 17–19)

  • Theological Speculation: God's Dwelling and Being (6:12–16; 1 Tim. 1:17)

  • The Opponents: Dissent (6:2b–5, 20, 2 Timothy: 12, 14)