First Epistle to Timothy

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Noun1.First Epistle to Timothy - a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's first epistle to Timothy; contains advice on pastoral matters
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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In Paul's first epistle to Timothy he specifies women once in his advice about qualifications for overseers and deacons: "In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything" (1 Timothy 3:11).
"The love of money,'' it appears, "is the root of all evil.'' (Apostle Paul's First Epistle to Timothy).
Still, a bit of wisdom from Paul's first epistle to Timothy has a tenacious hold on a segment of the modern, mostly liberal, imagination: "The love of money is the root of all evil." This quasi-religious sentiment can be detected at the heart of a multitude of modern attitudes, from soak-the-rich tax envy to adoration of "public" television over commercial television to a Harper's essay condemning overuse of psychomedication as much because international megacorporations make money off the drugs as because of anything inherently wrong with abusing them.

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