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Bibil Identifier bibil:207938
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Godliness, Self-Sufficiency, Greed, and the Enjoyment of Wealth
Title (English, ) 1 Timothy 6:3-19. Part I
Author Malherbe, Abraham J.
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 52, Issue: 4)
Undefined link Godliness, Self-Sufficiency, Greed, and the Enjoyment of Wealth. 1 Timothy 6:3-19. Part II
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 376-405 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In 1 Tim 5, the author turns to the church's financial support of some of its members, and in chap. 6 discusses individual attitudes toward money and its use. The article concentrates on chap. 6, especially vv. 17-19, and argues that, while philosophical sources are of prime importance in describing the moral teaching inculcated, popular morality, represented by clichés, proverbs, gnomai, drama, satire and inscriptions, makes possible a thicker description of the moral ecology of the Pastoral Epistles. What emerges is a variety of sometimes similar teaching relating to wealth. The diversity of viewpoint on the same topics relating to wealth suggests that it is more realistic to see 1 Tim 6:17-19 as one among other view-points rather than as derived from one or another of them. What is striking is the prominence given to enjoyment in the proper use of wealth.
DOI 10.1163/156853610X490219
Pericopes 1 Timothy 6
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