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English:  Titus
Greek:  Τίτος
Transliterated:  Titos
Other names:  Paul's epistle to Titus

 

whoWho

Wrote the book:  Paul
Are the key people:  Paul, Titus
Is it written to:  Titus, and believers in Crete

 

whatWhat

Instruction for leadership (Titus 1:1-16)
Instruction on orderly communities (Titus 2:1-15)
Instruction on life in society (Titus 3:1-15)

 

whenWhen

Was it written:  c 64 CE
Did the events occur:  c 64 CE
Was it canonized:  c 70-170 CE
(see the Timeline of the First Century)

 

whereWhere

Was it written:  Macedonia
Did the events occur:  Crete

 

whyWhy

Titus was written to inform us that: 
We are saved by G-d's grace not our deeds.
Elders and other leaders should be men of unique and G-dly character.
We should have proper relationships within the community.
Believers should be good citizens in the world not just in their community.

 

whyIntroduction

This book is Paul's letter to his colleague, Titus, in which Paul sets forth standards of behavior for believers in their relationships with one another as well as with non-believers. As he did with Timothy, Paul relates the requirements for congregational leaders and offers Titus encouragement to serve with confidence and faithfulness. Like Timothy, Titus faced opposition from false teachers and ungodly men and Paul reminded him of his responsibilities to correct and rebuke them. He also asked Titus to remind his congregation to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready for every good deed. Paul concludes with the statement, "Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful."

 

 

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Yom Rivi'i, 4 Tevet, 5779

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