The Commission of the Twelve Apostles

This morning I was studying the term and concept of "apostle" in the NT. Of course, this is a huge discussion that overlaps with the term and concept of "disciple." One article I found helpful is Eckhard Schnabel's entry in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Schnabel listed eight elements of Jesus' commission to the… Continue reading The Commission of the Twelve Apostles

Did Paul Write the Pastoral Epistles? (Schnabel)

┬áIn the past 100 or 150 years, some scholars have argued that the pastoral epistles (1 & 2 Timothy, Titus) were probably not written by the apostle Paul. There are various theories out there; it's hard to summarize all the scholarship and positions in just a few sentences. Basically, some argue that Paul couldn't have… Continue reading Did Paul Write the Pastoral Epistles? (Schnabel)