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Bibil Identifier bibil:211806
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Godliness, Self-Sufficiency, Greed, and the Enjoyment of Wealth. 1 Timothy 6:3-19. Part II
Author Malherbe, Abraham J.
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 53, Issue: 1)
Undefined link Godliness, Self-Sufficiency, Greed, and the Enjoyment of Wealth
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 73-96 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 viewpoints 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 10.1163/156853610X490228
Pericopes 1 Timothy 6,3-6,19
Genres Commentary
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