“Paul and Timothy, Servants of Jesus Christ…” ( Philippians 1:1)
As we continue our study of Paul and Timothy in this week’s Journal, I will address the authorship of the book. Does this letter have a dual authorship? There has been an ongoing scholarly debate as to the writer – Paul or Timothy. Most scholars believed that it was written by Paul and Timothy served as his secretary. In ancient times,beginning a letter with the names of the senders, addressees, and the greetings were the acceptable format of a letter.