In the recent past several major commentaries and monographs on the Pastoral Epistles have been published. This article ask what light these recent works have shed on the study of this group of writings. The focus is on several of the major hermeneutical and exegetical challenges with which the modern interpreter is confronted in the study of the Pastoral Epistles. The author discusses authorship, genre, the role of background, and exegetical challenges with regard to elders and deacons.
Source: Biblical Foundations, 2003. 18 pages.