Epistle to Titus

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The Epistle to Titus is a letter which, according to Christian tradition, 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 it.


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. Of course, the author doesn't seem to know what "good" means and 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). Humorously, the author describes genealogies as unprofitable and useless (3:9), but the Old Testament is peppered with long genealogies.