A reliable guide to Paul's last letter is provided by D. Edmond Hiebert in this concise interpretation of 2 Timothy. The verse-by-verse exposition offers a systematic explanation of the entire book. A comprehensive outline accurately follows the progression of Paul's thought, giving a quick overall view of the contents. Second Timothy is the most personal of the Pastoral Epistles. It was written shortly before Paul's martyrdom and contains intimate words of lasting significance. The apostle's special concern for both Timothy and the people he served is laid bare in this touching letter of instruction and encouragement. Second Timothy is characterized by clear expression and a penetrating analysis of this epistle written to a son in the faith. The outline is designed as a chart and guide to the meaning of the epistle and is interspersed in the interpretative text. Technical matters have been kept to a minimum but discussion of the Greek is included where such commentary is needed.