The Pastorals in NTA 63.1 (2019)

The most recent issue of NTA is a treasure trove for new works on the Pastorals! Not a great deal in the way of journal articles, but plenty overall.

(5) Michel Gourgues, “Sur deux lectures féministes.” Science et Esprit 71.1 (2019): 113–23. In the first half of this review article, Gourgues examines A. B. Huizenga’s Wisdom Commentary volume 1-2 Timothy, Titus (2016) and its focus on texts concerning gender issues.

(265) James Greenbury, “The Contribution of 1 Timothy 2:8–15 and 1 Corinthians 11:5 to the Discussion concerning Women Speaking in Church.” Presbyterion 44.2 (2018): 52–76.

(266) J. Andrew Doole, “Was Timothy in Prison with Paul?” New Testament Studies 65.1 (2019): 59–77. [“no”]

(p. 137) The Paulist Bible Commentary. Edited by José Enrique Aguilar Chiu et al. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 2018. This one-volume commentary is unusual in having three different writers handle the Pastorals, each of them having published extensively on the letters: Thomas Söding on 1 Timothy, Michel Gourgues on 2 Timothy, and Michael Theobald on Titus.

(pp. 140-41) Ralph P. Martin and Carl N. Toney. New Testament Foundations: An Introduction for Students. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2018. [note “The Pastorals and the Close of Paul’s Life,” pp. 539–57]

(pp. 142-43) Mitzi J. Smith, and Yung Suk Kim, “1–2 Timothy and Titus.” Pages 285–92 in Toward Decentering the New Testament: A Reintroduction. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2018.

(pp. 159-60) Paul S. Jeon, 1 Timothy: A Charge to God’s Missional Household. 3 vols. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2017.

(p. 161) Heinz Külling, Mann und Frau, Eltern und Kindern als Bewohner ihres Hauses in den Pastoralbriefen. Zurich: Theologischer Verlag Zurich, 2017.

(pp. 162-63) Karl Müller, Paulus’ Gefangenschaften das Ende der Apostelgeschichte und die Pastoralbriefe. Bibelstudien 19. Munster: LIT, 2018. [TOC] [note the focus on the Pastorals on pp. 59-84]

(pp. 164-165) Receptions of Paul in Early Christianity: The Person of Paul and His Writings Through the Eyes of His Early Interpreters. Edited by Jens Schröter, Simon Butticaz, and Andreas Dettwiler. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 234. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2018. [TOC] In this volume, note esp. Lukas Bormann, “Biographie und Rhetorik: Das Paulusbild der Deuteropaulinen” (pp. 143–74); Jens Herzer, “Paulustradition Und Paulusrezeption In Den Pastoralbriefen” (pp. 487–518); Outi Lehtipuu, “Apostolic Authority and Women in Second-Century Christianity” (pp. 607-22).

(pp. 166-67) Anthony C. Thiselton, Puzzling Passages in Paul: Forty Conundrums Calmly Considered. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2018. [note “Should women not be permitted to speak?,” pp. 55–63; “Can childbearing ever relate to salvation?,” pp. 72–77; “Is the epistle to Titus incurably racist?,” pp. 117–22]

(p. 169) Craig L. Blomberg, A New Testament Theology. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2018. [note chap. 8, “The Pastoral Epistles,” pp. 455–95]

(p. 171) Anne-Cathy Graber and Blandine Lagrut, “Sauvée par la maternité? Si Marie avait lu la letter à Timothée.” Pages 249–68 in Une bible des femmes: Vingt théologiennes relisent des textes controversés. Edited by Élisabeth Parmentier, Pierrette Daviau, and Lauriane Savoy. Geneva: Labor et Fides, 2018.

(p. 178) Mona Tokerek LaFosse, “Those Who Hear: The Power of Learners in 1 Timothy.” Pages 147–70 in Religions and Education in Antiquity: Studies in Honour of Michel Desjardins. Edited by Alex Damm. Numen: Studies in the History of Religions 160. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

(p. 192) Hans-Ulrich Weidemann, “Zwei gegen einen. Die ‘Idee des Mose’ im 2. Timotheusbrief.” Pages 253–78 in Mosebilder: Gedanken zur Rezeption einer literarischen Figur im Frühjudentum, frühen Christentum und der römisch-hellenistischen Literatur. Edited by Michael Sommer, et al. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 390. Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck 2017.

Free online Pastorals monographs

Several significant German-language monographs are available online (for non-commercial use) as part of the Digi20 project. They may be read and searched online or downloaded in pdf:

Hermann von Lips. Glaube—Gemeinde—Amt: Zum Verständnis der Ordination in den Pastoralbriefen. Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments 122. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1979. (94MB pdf)

Annette Merz. Die fiktive Selbstauslegung des Paulus: intertextuelle Studien zur Intention und Rezeption der Pastoralbriefe. Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus 52. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2004. (120MB pdf)

Michael Wolter. Die Pastoralbriefe als Paulustradition. Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments 146. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1988. (92MB pdf)

Marshall’s Commentary Free!

I still think the single best all-around commentary on the Pastoral Epistles in English is Howard Marshall’s volume in the ICC. So, I was excited to see that the free book of the month from Logos is this commentary!

This is an amazing opportunity. If you aren’t signed up to get the alerts for the free book of the month each month from Logos, I encourage you to look into it. It is a great way to expand your electronic library.