The letter of 2 Timothy is one of three Pastoral Epistles, two of which were sent by the Apostle Paul to Timothy and one to Titus, the only letters that are extant from Paul specifically sent to a leader with pastoral oversight. The author is the Apostle Paul, who wrote it some time between AD64-67 and it is his last letter that has survived to be included in Scripture.
After Paul’s release from his first imprisonment in Rome, probably in AD62, and after his final missionary journey, which some believe took him to Spain but was more likely to have been to Crete, Ephesus and Macedonia at least, Paul was again imprisoned under Emperor Nero in the mid-60’s.
The purpose of the letter was to give direction to Timothy and urge him to visit Paul one final time. From the solemn nature of this letter, it is apparent that Paul knew that his work was done and that his life was nearly at an end, for his execution was pending.
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