2. Paul's letter to Timothy
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The authorship of Paul is often disputed today, see pastoral letters .
Prescript , admonitions. Mention is made of the beliefs of the ancestors, mother and grandmother ( 2 Tim 1,3-5 EU ), which does not fit in with the beginnings of the Christian communities and indicates a later constitutional period.
Encouragement in struggle and suffering, warning against quarrels and false teachings.
Explanations about the end times, admonition to follow the teaching of Paul. This contains explanations about the Scriptures, which already presuppose a form of canonization and a collection of Paul's letters. ( 2 Tim 3 : 14–16 EU )
Continuation of Paul's teaching, references to Paul's imminent death, formulated as if it has already happened ( 2 Tim 4 : 6–7 EU ), warning about certain people and references to 15 employees of Paul ( 2 Tim 4.9-21 EU ).