The Epistle to Titus is a book of the canonic New Testament, one of the three so-called "pastoral epistles" (with 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy). A Biblical canon or canon of scripture is a list or Set of Biblical books considered to be authoritative as Scripture by a particular religious The First Epistle to Timothy is one of three letters in New Testament of the Bible often grouped together as the Pastoral Epistles. The Second Epistle to Timothy is one of the three Pastoral Epistles, traditionally attributed to Saint Paul, and is part of the canonical New Testament It is offered as a letter from Paul to the Apostle Titus. Paul the apostle (שאול התרסי Šaʾul HaTarsi, meaning " Saul of Tarsus " Σαούλ Saul and Σαῦλος Saulos and In the Christian New Testament, Saint Titus, (a common Roman first name) was a companion of Paul of Tarsus, mentioned in several of Its purpose is to describe the requirements and duties of elders and bishops. A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight 
Many scholars today consider the pastoral epistles not to have been written by Paul.  They may have been written by an anonymous Christian schooled in Paul's doctrine, writing between 90 and 140, although why they would write stating they were Paul is unclear.
Scholars consider the Pastoral epistles to all be written by the same author. The First Epistle to Timothy is one of three letters in New Testament of the Bible often grouped together as the Pastoral Epistles. The three pastoral epistles are books of the canonical New Testament: the First Epistle to Timothy ( 1 Timothy) the Titus has a very close affinity with 1 Timothy, sharing similar phrases and expressions and similar subject matter. The First Epistle to Timothy is one of three letters in New Testament of the Bible often grouped together as the Pastoral Epistles.  While these epistles are traditionally attributed to Paul of Tarsus, many scholars today consider them pseudepigraphical. Paul the apostle (שאול התרסי Šaʾul HaTarsi, meaning " Saul of Tarsus " Σαούλ Saul and Σαῦλος Saulos and Pseudepigrapha (from Ancient Greek ψευδής
The author of Titus identifies himself as "Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. " According to Easton's Bible Dictionary, "Paul's Authorship was undisputed in antiquity, as far as known, but is frequently doubted today. It was probably written about the same time as the First Epistle to Timothy, with which it has many affinities. The First Epistle to Timothy is one of three letters in New Testament of the Bible often grouped together as the Pastoral Epistles. "
Scholars who believe Paul wrote Titus such as Donald Guthrie date its composition from the circumstance that it was written after Paul's visit to Crete (Titus 1:5). Donald Guthrie (1915-1992 was a conservative New Testament scholar Crete ( Greek: Κρήτη transliteration: Krētē, modern transliteration Kriti) is the largest of the Greek islands and the That visit could not be the one referred to in the Book of Acts 27:7, when Paul was on his voyage to Rome as a prisoner, and where he continued a prisoner for two years. The Acts of the Apostles is a book of the Bible, which now stands fifth in the New Testament. Thus traditional exegesis supposes that after his release Paul sailed from Rome into Asia, passing Crete by the way, and that there he left Titus "to set in order the things that were wanting. Exegesis (from the Greek 'to lead out' involves an extensive and critical interpretation of an authoritative text, especially of a Holy Titus Flavius Vespasianus, commonly known as Titus ( December 30 39 &ndash September 13 81) was a Roman Emperor who " Thence he would have gone to Ephesus, where he left Timothy, and from Ephesus to Macedonia, where he wrote the First Epistle to Timothy, and thence, according to the superscription of this epistle, to Nicopolis in Epirus, from which place he wrote to Titus, about 66 or 67. Ephesus ( Hittite Apasa; Ancient Greek; Turkish Efes) was a city of ancient Anatolia. The Roman province of Macedonia was officially established in 146 BC, after the Roman general Quintus Caecilius Metellus defeated Andriscus of Macedon Epirus (from Ionic Greek Ήπειρος - Ēpeiros, Doric Greek: Ἅπειρος - Apeiros, in Albanian
The Pastoral epistles are regarded by many secular scholars as being pseudepigraphical. The three pastoral epistles are books of the canonical New Testament: the First Epistle to Timothy ( 1 Timothy) the Pseudepigrapha (from Ancient Greek ψευδής On the basis of the language and content of the pastoral epistles, many secular scholars today doubt that they were written by Paul, and believe that they were written after his death. Critics examining the text fail to find its vocabulary and literary style similar to Paul's unquestionably authentic letters, fail to fit the life situation of Paul in the epistles into Paul's reconstructed biography, and identify principles of the emerged Christian church rather than those of the apostolic generation.
Those scholars who consider Titus to be pseudepigraphical date the epistle from the 80s up to the end of the 2nd century. 
One of the secular peculiarities of the Epistle to Titus is the inclusion of text which has become known as the Epimenides paradox. Secularity ( adjective form secular) is the state of being separate from Religion. The Epimenides paradox is a problem in Logic. It is named after the Cretan Philosopher Epimenides of Knossos (alive circa 600 BC According to the World English Bible translation, Titus 1:12-13 reads (in part) "One of them, a prophet of their own, said, 'Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, and idle gluttons. The World English Bible (also known as WEB is a Public domain translation of the Bible that is currently in draft form ' This testimony is true. " The statement by a member of a group that all members are liars is now a famous logic problem. A logic puzzle is a Puzzle deriving from the Mathematics field of Deduction. In this section of the letter, Paul does not go after the character of the Cretans but rather makes observations of their false teachers. He leaves the character judgment of the people on Crete up to their own prophet.
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