This short course on Paul’s Second letter to Timothy explores the letter from various angles through a text-based study. Dr. Kenneth Waters reminds the reader of Paul’s deep affection for Timothy by means of forms of address (“my son”) and commendations for Timothy in his various roles of ministry. He also provides extensive background material regarding Timothy himself. Paul also exhorts Timothy to continue as he has begun, gives him advice for further ministry, and warns him of issues that will arise in the last days. Dr. David DeSilva addresses the issue of the authorship and thus the authority of the letter.