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Timothy, Second Epistle to

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Was probably written a year or so after the first, and from Rome, where Paul was for a second time a prisoner, and was sent to Timothy by the hands of Tychicus. In it he entreats Timothy to come to him before winter, and to bring Mark with him (Compare Philippians 2:22 ). He was anticipating that "the time of his departure was at hand" (2 Timothy 4:6 ), and he exhorts his "son Timothy" to all diligence and steadfastness, and to patience under persecution (1:6-15), and to a faithful discharge of all the duties of his office (4:1-5), with all the solemnity of one who was about to appear before the Judge of quick and dead.


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Timothy, Second Epistle to'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/t/timothy-second-epistle-to.html. 1897.

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Monday, August 10th, 2020
the Week of Proper 14 / Ordinary 19
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