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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

2 Timothy 3:14–17

THEME

Authorship of scripture

SETTING

c.64–67 CE Letter written by Paul in Rome.

KEY FIGURES

Paul The Apostle, who is imprisoned in Rome awaiting trial. He writes letters to various churches and disciples, including Timothy.

Timothy A disciple and former representative of the Apostle Paul. Timothy serves as the pastor of the church Paul founded in Ephesus.

Jesus The Messiah and Son of God, whose proclamations are divine. Jesus’s teaching highlighted the divine authority of scripture.

Near the end of his life, Paul was imprisoned in Rome, awaiting trial before the emperor for charges related to his faith. During ...

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