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The Pastoral Epistles

An Introduction and Commentary

Tyndale New Testament Commentaries


by Osvaldo Padilla
Series edited by Eckhard J. Schnabel
Consulting Editor Nicholas Perrin

The Pastoral Epistles
  • Length: 320 pages
  • Published: November 29, 2022
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: A0674
  • ISBN: 9781514006740

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In his New Testament letters to Timothy and Titus, the apostle Paul is concerned with church order, defending correct doctrine, and passing on the faith.

In this introduction and commentary to both letters, Osvaldo Padilla sets them in their distinct context of Paul's later ministry and draws out their pastoral wisdom. With thoughtful exposition he shows how the lessons Paul imparts to Timothy and Titus are still relevant to us today and how we can learn from them in our own walk with Christ.

This Tyndale New Testament Commentary volume examines the text section-by-section—exploring the historical background in which the letters to Timothy and Titus were written, providing a detailed commentary on their content, and then unpacking their theology. The Pastoral Epistles will leave you with a thorough knowledge of what the pastoral epistles say and how they are structured, as well as a better understanding of their meaning for both the original recipients and modern Christians. Clear and compelling, Padilla's introduction to Timothy and Titus will give anyone looking for comprehensive but accessible commentaries on the pastoral epistles a renewed appreciation for the wisdom in these two letters and what they can teach us.

The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries are ideal for students and teachers of theology and an excellent resource for preachers and individual Christians looking to broaden their knowledge and explore the riches of Scripture more deeply.


General preface
Author’s preface
Select bibliography

1. Authorship
2. Genre
3. Reading the Pastoral Epistles
4. The occasion of the Pastoral Epistles
5. Theological emphases in the Pastoral Epistles


First Timothy: Commentary
Second Timothy: Commentary
Titus: Commentary


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Osvaldo Padilla

Osvaldo Padilla (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of The Acts of the Apostles, The Speeches of Outsiders in Acts, and he has written articles and reviews for Themelios, Bulletin for Biblical Research, New Testament Studies, and Ex Auditu. He is a member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. Previously, he taught New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and served as pastor of Jesus el Buen Pastor, a Hispanic congregation in the Chicago area. He is married to Kristen, and they have one son.

Eckhard J. Schnabel

Eckhard J. Schnabel (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has taught previously at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, Illinois), Freie Theologische Akademie (Giessen, Germany), and Asian Theological Seminary (Manila, Philippines). His books include Paul the Missionary and Jesus in Jerusalem: The Final Days.