- A. History/Chronology
- B. Ecclesiastical Structure
- C. Theological Distinctives
- D. Language, Vocabulary, and Style Issues
I. Authorship and Dating
Until the nineteenth century, scholars assumed that Paul wrote 1 Timothy. Since then, Pauline authorship has been challenged in four areas: history/chronology; ecclesiastical structure; theological distinctives; and language, vocabulary, and style issues (see Guthrie, 11-52, and appendix A).