Praying for Our Rulers in 1 Tim. 2:1-10 – A Chiastic Approach to this Passage.

This is the second of two articles in which I look at structural aspects of 1 Tim. 2-1-15. In the first article, I looked at the role of women which was primarily treated in verses 9-15, and in this article, I try to analyse the preceding, but overlapping, section on “praying for our rulers”.  I think that structural analysis of these sections is very helpful in drawing attention to the “connectedness” and “inner logic” of Paul’s thinking and teaching in 1 Tim. Ch. 2 – in particular to showing how our attitudes and behaviour should relate to, and be “modelled” on, God’s plan for salvation and truth in and through Christ.

The article can be accessed by clicking on the link below:


I will be very pleased to receive any comments, feedback and corrections!

Categories: 1 & 2 Timothy, Chiastic and Other Structures, New Testament Exegesis, Typology

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