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Your pastor believes that Luke served as Paul’s scribe and editor for his pastoral epistles. That Paul does not mention Luke is because they were, not just official correspondence, but also his personal letters to pastors whom he knew and loved. Possible Timeline for Paul after the Book of Acts. Literary Structure and Styles of the Pastoral Epistles. Luke and the Pastoral Epistles Charles Francis Digby Moule wrote an article titled " The Problem of the Pastoral Epistles " which was also published in a collection of his writings titled Essays in New Testament : Bethyada. Wilson, Luke and the Pastoral Epistles, f. notes the following parallels: Paul looks back on his past career with some confidence, believing that he has fulfilled the tasks designated for him (Acts , ; 2 Tim f.). Ben Witherington has advocated the case, concerning the authorship of the pastorals, that “the voice is the voice of Paul, but the hand is the hand of Luke” suggesting that “these letters reflect a combination of Pauline and Lukan style.” C. F. D. Moule put it this way: “Luke wrote all three Pastoral Epistles.
The pastoral Epistles, coming between them, fulfil a meaningful function promoting the New testament Church in God’s plan. 1. As the Book of the Acts marks the transition from the distinctive message of the Gospels to that of the Epistles, so these Pastoral Epistles, both by their nature and their position, markFile Size: KB. THE PASTORAL EPISTLES foresight, inasmuch as Paul employs the selfsame phrase in Philippians (i. 25) in regard to the presentiment he had that he would regain his liberty. And in view of the unusual order of the words Vf'lis 1ravT€S Cited by: 6. The Pastoral Epistles include three New Testament books written near the end of the apostle Paul's life: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus. They are called the Pastoral Epistles due to their focus on matters of church leadership and church life. These writings include three of the New Testament's 27 books, 13 of its chapters, and three of. The Pastoral Epistles lay out the implications of this truth for organizing the church, with special concern for leadership and good relationships. The considerations also apply to nonchurch workplaces, as long as the differences between the church and other organizations are respected.
The similarity between the Pastoral Letters and Luke's vocabulary in Luke and Acts may be due to the fact that Paul used him as a scribe (cf. C. F. C. Moule, The Problem of the Pastoral Epistles. 1 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus.. 2 Guthrie, NTI, p. , 3 See Guthrie, NTI, p. ; Geisler and Nix, A General Introduction to the Bible, pp. , ; Gordon D. Fee, 1 And 2 Timothy, Titus, A. Kent Jr. actually cites the comments by the church Fathers in his commentary The Pastoral Epistles: Studies in I and II Timothy and Titus, pp. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wilson, S.G. (Stephen G.). Luke and the pastoral epistles. London: S.P.C.K., Luke's peculiar vocabulary is especially rich; he uses, as Holtzmann observes (p. 96), 34 words in common with the Pastoral Epistles, and has, besides, 82 words not found in Paul.  Farrer, II.