Apart from the Gospels and the Acts, 1 Timothy is the only New Testament writing to mention Pontius Pilate. This article studies the context, structure, and content of 1 Tim 6:12–13, with its parallelism between Timothy’s and Jesus’s experiences. Thereafter it develops two major arguments in favor of viewing 1 Tim 6:12–13 as an echo of what was already or was to become part of the Johannine passion narrative. This would provide an additional indication of the late composition of 1 Timothy.

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