2 TIMOTHY - Introduction.
EPISTLE OF ST. PAUL, THE APOSTLE,
The main subject and design of this epistle is much the same as the former;
in it the apostle again instructs and admonishes Timothy in what belonged to his office, and also warns him to shun the conversation
of those who had erred from the truth, describing at the same time their character. He tells him of his approaching death,
and desires him to come speedily to him. It appears from this circumstance, that he wrote this second epistle in the time
of his last imprisonment at Rome, and not long before his martyrdom. See Eusebius, St. Jerome, and others cited by Tillemont,
and by P. Mauduit, (Diss. xi.) where this historical fact is discussed at large. (Challoner; Witham)