"In the last days ... shall be ... silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the
knowledge of the truth." -- 2 Timothy 3:1-7
Second Timothy for Skeptics
Like the other Pastoral Epistles (1 Timothy and Titus), 2 Timothy was written by someone who claimed to be Paul, but wasn't. It was written by an unknown author long after the real Paul had died. (1)
There's nothing very exciting in this one, but here are a few things of that might be of interest.
1. Bart D. Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introlduction to the Early Christian Writings, 3rd ed. (2004), chap.23