Paul in this epistle speaks of himself as having left Ephesus for Macedonia (1:3), and hence not Laodicea, as mentioned in the subscription; but probably Philippi, or some other city in that region, was the place where this epistle was written. During the interval between his first and second imprisonments he probably visited the scenes of his former labours in Greece and Asia, and then found his way into Macedonia, whence he wrote this letter to Timothy, whom he had left behind in Ephesus. It was probably written about A.D. 66 or 67. The epistle consists mainly, (1) of counsels to Timothy regarding the worship and organization of the Church, and the responsibilities resting on its several members; and (2) of exhortation to faithfulness in maintaining the truth amid surrounding errors.
noun 1. the first of the three estates: the clergy in France; the Lords Spiritual in England. Compare (def 5). noun 1. the first of the three estates of the realm, such as the Lords Spiritual in England or the clergy in France until the revolution
- Firstest with the mostest
adverb phrase First with the most; soonest and best equipped [fr explanation said to have been given by Confederate General Nathan B Forrest of how he won a skirmish; he actually said ”Get there first with the most men”]
noun 1. a family having the highest or one of the highest social ranks in a given place. 2. (often initial capital letters) the family of the president of the U.S. or the family of the governor of a state. 3. a family descended from a colonist or early settler in a country, region, etc.: […]
- First finger
first finger n. See index finger.