Outline Analysis of the Books of the Bible

By Barnard C. Taylor



1. AUTHOR. — Paul.

2. DATE. — Probably about 65 A. D., near the time of the writing of the first letter to Timothy.

3. TO WHOM WRITTEN. — To Titus, a Gentile convert, a companion of the apostle in many of his labors. It was written to him while he was in Crete.

4. HISTORICAL OCCASION. — Some time between his first and second imprisonment at Rome; Paul had in his journeys left Titus in Crete, that he might have the oversight of the organization of the churches there. The apostle was probably at Ephesus when he wrote, and desired to give Titus additional instruction about his work.

5. LEADING TOPICS. — Character of ministers to be appointed; proper conduct of church members; these to be abundant in good works.

6. CHIEF PURPOSE. — To present the deportment required of church members; to show that Christians should exhibit up right moral lives, conduct themselves properly before the world and be obedient to the truth.


(a) The appointment of true ministers, Ch. 1.

(b) All should live moral lives, Ch. 2.

(c) Being renewed by the Holy Spirit they are to maintain good works, Ch. 3.

8. SPECIAL TEACHING OF THE BOOKS. — The character that is required in the minister; the lives of Christians should be in harmony with their profession; they should be subject to the appointed powers.

9. RELATION TO OTHER N. T. BOOKS. — While the Epistles to Timothy show the proper organization of churches, and their reliance upon the Scriptures, this letter emphasizes the fact that the life of the Christian should be in harmony with the purpose of the church, and be con formed to the requirements of God's Word.

10. TOPICS FOR SPECIAL STUDY. — History of Titus; the relation of Christianity to morals.