The book of 2 Timothy is the
second of two pastoral letters that are included in the New Testament
of the Bible that were written by the apostle Paul to his
assistant Timothy. It was
written around a.d. 66-67 while Paul was languishing in
Nero's dungeon, chained and near the end of his life.
Paul is lonely and longs for
Timothy's company as a fellow Christian worker and one who
has been like a son to him. He's concerned about Nero's
persecution of the churches and asks Timothy to persevere
while standing firm for the gospel.