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The book Titus, of the New Testament, is the 56th chapter in the typical Bible and is basically sets of guidelines for how people should act. It doesn't have much in the way of tales being told throughout it, but instead delves into guidelines for what is good and what should be taught to certain groups.
Titus is a small book and can be deemed very similar to both 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy, as they all follow the same lines and are rather short, being a few pages each. It is immediatly past Both Timothy's and may be considered a mere reprint of them.
Chapters in Titus
The book begins primarily with a bit of Proselytism and then just downright insult. The insult is presumably against those of jewish faith, as the ones Titus refers to are 'those of the circumcision group'. This sort of thing is quite uncommon and Titus would seem to be one of the only books in bible that preaches this. The book describes how they are dishonest and states that they preach their god for personal gain, which amusingly is no more true than christians of whom this is common.
This part is labeled 'What must be taught to various groups', or a variant of this. It tells of what should be taught to groups (young and old, men and women) and goes on to tell of what slaves should act like. The things said about slaves are unsurprising and can be seen in many other chapters. Slaves are told to be true to their masters and not to steal, but to please them to make god more attractive.
The third chapter, labeled 'Doing what is good' (again, maybe a variant of this), tells of how people should follow authority and why jesus saved humananity. The final part to the third chapter is set out as somewhat of a letter, presumably from jesus, and tells everyone to make their best efforts to reach 'Nicopolis' during the winter. A similar message is brought up at the end of 2 Timothy but may not include the same characters.
Titus is traditionally attributed to Paul of Tarsus, though it is considered by many scholars to be pseudepigraphical. That is, the letter itself does not make its authorship clear, and the historical attribution to Paul is unfounded. Even early Christian scholars, such as Origen of Alexandria (c. 185 - 254), doubted that Paul was the author.
The book of Titus is a rather pointless addition in hindsight. Many of the things told of in it are explained away in other books, such as parts of the old testament and especially in both Timothy's. It doesn't contain violence and only seems to contain a small portion of insult, although obviously offensive to some, is not as bad as some other pieces of scripture. As previously stated, it does not have much in the way of tales, and only really mentions gods work in chapter three.