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Monday, July 22nd, 2024
the Week of Proper 11 / Ordinary 16
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Bible Commentaries

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New TestamentsSutcliffe's Commentary

- Titus

by Joseph Sutcliffe


WIDE and wild are the conjectures of learned men respecting Titus. Where all histories are silent, conjecture should be restrained. Titus was a Greek, and converted, it would seem, under Paul’s ministry, because he calls him his own son: Titus 1:4. He accompanied Paul to Jerusalem, according to Usher in the year fifty two, and was uncircumcised. Galatians 2:3.

Paul sent him to Corinth, to enquire into the state of the churches there. 2 Corinthians 12:13. The intelligence being favourable, Paul sent him back, and no doubt by the entreaty of private letters: chap. 2 Corinthians 7:6-13. Paul left him in Crete to nourish the churches, and establish order of discipline, but certainly not for life, because he afterwards requested him to come to Nicopolis, a city of Epirus. Titus 3:12. It likewise appears that Titus left Rome to go into Dalmatia. 2 Timothy 4:10.

The apostolic men were always bishops, or the chief pastors, wherever they might for a time remain. Ordinations were received through their hands, as from the hands of the holy apostles themselves.

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