Epistle to Titus
The Epistle to Titus, often written as simply, Titus, is a letter canonized by nearly all Christian faiths.
According to Christian tradition, this letter was written by Paul the Apostle to his disciple Titus around 67 CE. However, like much of the New Testament, both the authorship and date are in dispute and many scholars suggest an unknown author writing from 80 CE to as late as 190 CE.
I have several translations of this book from various bibles, and have read the NIV translation.
- More of the same. Like most of the epistles, the author writes to do good things and avoid doing bad things (couldn't have thought of that on my own!). They put forth a black and white dichotomy where everything that is bad is horribly evil, and everything that is good, is pure and divine.
- Humorously, the author describes genealogies as unprofitable and useless (3:9), but the Old Testament is peppered with long genealogies, and even the gospels of Matthew and Luke begin with them.
- The author doesn't seem to know what "good" means. He suggests that women should be chaste, busy at home, and subject to their husbands (2:3) and that slaves should be obedient and faithful to their masters (2:9).