New Defender's Study Bible Notes
1:4 Titus. Titus was a young convert of Paul’s but was a full-blooded Greek, unlike Timothy, who was half Jewish (Galatians 2:3; Acts 16:1). Titus had apparently accompanied Paul on his first missionary journey, or at least part of it (Galatians 2:1). More recently, probably after Paul’s first release from prison, he had been with Paul on a trip to the island of Crete, where Paul had left him to get the Cretian churches properly organized and functioning. Thus, Paul’s letter to Titus and his two letters to Timothy (who had been left in Ephesus for a similar purpose) are known as Paul’s pastoral epistles. Like I Timothy, the letter to Titus seems to have been written between Paul’s two imprisonments.