The Pastorals in NTA 62.3 (2018)

The Letters to Timothy and Titus are usually fairly well represented in New Testament Abstracts, but the present volume has fairly slim pickings.

We find in the “Epistles-Revelation” section only a single entry for the LTT, an article which engages 1 Tim 3:16:

Cosgrove, Charles H. “The Syntax of Early Christian Hymns and Prayers: Revisiting Relative and Participial Styles for Making Assertions about a Deity.” Early Christianity 9.2 (2018): 158‒80.

Elsewhere in the issue, we find several items which connect with the letters:

Che R. Seabourne, “New Directions in Redaction Criticism and Women: A Discussion Based on Fiorenza’s In Memory of Her and Other Sources,” Theology 119.5 (2016): 335-41. (Seabourne engages “the contrast between 1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy”)

Jon C. Olson, “Intertextuality, Paul within Judaism, and the Biblical Witness against Same-Sex Practice,” Evangelical Quarterly 89.3 (2018): 222-39. (engages 1 Tim 1:10)

Preston C. Massey, “Dress Codes at Roman Corinth and Two Hellenic Sites: What Do the Inscriptions at Andania and Lycosura Tell Us about 1 Corinthians 11.2–16?” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 11 (2015): 51-81. http://www.jgrchj.net/volume11/JGRChJ11-4_Massey.pdf. (Massey connects his research in 1 Cor 11 with 1 Tim 2:9 and 1 Pet 3:3 [pp. 74-78], arguing that “Whenever braiding or the plaiting of hair is mentioned in ancient Greek texts, the context focuses upon both ostentatious and risqué behavior.”)

Two pertinent essays are listed in Lois K. Fuller Dow, Craig A. Evans, and Andrew W. Pitts, eds., The Language and Literature of the New Testament: Essays in Honor of Stanley E. Porter’s 60th Birthday (BIS 150; Leiden: Brill, 2017):
Andrew W. Pitts and Joshua D. Tyra, “Exploring Linguistic Variation in an Ancient Greek Single-Author Corpus: A Register Design Analysis of Josephus and Pauline Pseudonymity” (pp. 257–83)
Michael J. Kruger, “First Timothy 5:18 and Early Canon Consciousness: Reconsidering a Problematic Text” (pp. 680–700)

Bart L. F. Kamphuis, New Testament Conjectural Emendation in the Nineteenth Century: Jan Handrik Holwerda as a Pioneer of Method (NTTSD 56; Leiden: Brill, 2018). Kamphuis discusses Holwerda’s proposed emendations of 1 Tim 2:15 and 5:13.

Frances Young’s essay “The Pastoral Epistles and the Ethics of Reading” (JSNT 45 [1992]: 105-20) is now included in a collection of her essays: Ways of Reading Scripture: Collected Papers (WUNT 369; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018), 291-304.

Robert W. Yarbrough, The Letters to Timothy and Titus. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018. (see this blog’s earlier three posts on the volume)

Two pertinent essays are listed in Brian S. Rosner, Andrew S. Malone, and Trevor J. Burke, Paul as Pastor (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017):
Tim Patrick, “The Pastoral Offices in the Pastoral Epistles and the Church of England’s First Ordinal” (pp. 159–82)
Robert W. Yarbrough, “Paul as Working Pastor: Exposing an Open Ethical Secret” (pp. 143–58; the essay is incorporated into the introduction of Yarbrough’s Pillar commentary)

1 Tim 3:16 is discussed in Matthew E. Gordley, New Testament Christological Hymns: Exploring Texts, Contexts, and Significance (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2018), pp. 183-190.

And the LTT are, of course, discussed in the freshly translated Peter Stuhlmacher, Biblical Theology of the New Testament (trans. and ed. Daniel Bailey; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018), making more accessible the original Biblische Theologie des Neuen Testaments. Stuhlmacher’s discussion of the letters may be found throughout the section entitled “The Proclamation in the Period after Paul,” pp. 431-87.