NBST 620 Quiz 2

NBST 620 Quiz Issues in 1 Timothy 2 — 4

  1. Paul’s statement that “the Spirit clearly says that in the last times some will depart from the faith (1 Tim. 4:1),” is the only reference in the Pastoral Epistles to the Spirit’s present ministry.
  2. The practice of the laying on of hands was a practice that originated in the early church.
  3. Ignatius was known for advocating what type of church leadership structure?
  4. The practice of public reading of Scripture is not referred to in the Old Testament and most likely originated during the rst century.
  5. The qualication for overseers and deacons in 1 Tim. 3 have mainly to do with an individual’s spiritual gifts and abilities.
  6. In the Pastoral Epistles, the term “overseer” generally views the leaders from the perspective of position or status, while the term “elder” generally views leaders from the perspective of function.
  7. According to Towner, deacons most likely were excluded from participation in the ministry of teaching and preaching.
  8. According to 1 Tim. 4:3, members of the Ephesian heresy taught the avoidance of what two things?
  9. Towner understands 1 Tim. 3:11 as a reference to female deacons rather than the wives of male deacons.
  10. According to Towner, which practice or event from ancient Israel provides the background to Paul’s expressed desire that all men lift holy hands (1 Tim. 2:8)?
  11. The requirements that an overseer is not a recent convert and that a deacon goes through a testing period are not repeated in Titus but are only mentioned in 1 Timothy.
  12. According to Towner, what is the most plausible interpretation of Paul’s instruction that an overseer must be a “one woman man (1 Tim. 3:2)?”
  13. According to Towner, the reference to Jesus appearing to angels/messengers in 1 Tim. 3:16 likely refers to the rich tradition of Christ’s resurrection appearance(s) before angelic powers.
  14. The entire logic of Paul’s criticism of his opponents’ prohibition of certain foods and practices in 1 Tim. 4:3–5 is dependent on his utilization of the Genesis creation story.
  15. Towner argues that 1 Tim. 2:11–15 was a post-Pauline creation that was added to the text after its original composition by an admirer of Paul who was opposed to an egalitarian view of women in the church.
  16. What Old Testament passage provides the necessary background for understanding Paul’s discussion of the relationship of men and women in 1 Tim. 2:13 (state book and chapter)?
  17. Which of Paul’s letters included a greeting to the elders and deacons?
  18. According to Towner, it is likely that 1 Tim. 2:8–15 was written in response to the presence of women in Ephesus who were living ungodly lifestyles and had assumed prominent leadership positions.
  19. The exhortations to Timothy in 1 Tim. 4 suggest that Timothy had ceased ministering in Ephesus.
  20. According to Towner, the reference to childbearing in 1 Tim. 2:15 was probably chosen because of the inuence of heretical groups in Ephesus who downplayed the importance of mothering.
  21. According to Towner, what is the best interpretation of Paul’s statement that “by doing this [watching oneself and one’s teaching] you will save both yourself and those hearing you (1 Tim. 4:16)?”
  22. According to Towner, the instructions given in 1 Tim. 2:8–15 were not intended to be universally applicable since it was written specically to the Ephesian congregation.
  23. What is the major exegetical question relating to Paul’s description in 1 Timothy 3:8–13 of the type of person who can serve as a deacon?
  24. According to Towner, when is the “latter times” in which some will depart from the faith (1 Tim. 4:1)?
  25. According to Towner, what does the immediate context suggest is the most plausible meaning of Paul’s reference to the silence/quietness of women in 1 Tim. 2:11?
  26. What is the name of the individual identied as a “servant/deacon” in Rom. 16:1?
  27. The ability to manage one’s family/household well is a requirement of elders/overseers but not of deacons.
  28. The lists of the qualities of elders in 1 Timothy and Titus are substantially different from one another.
  29. Paul characterized those advancing the Ephesian heresy as naïve and honestly mistaken.
  30. Paul’s remark “great is the mystery of godliness (1 Tim. 3:16)” may have been cited as a challenge to which local deity declared by the Ephesians to be “great?”
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