However, some scholars believe that Paul himself or one of his writers wrote Titus after his visit to Crete. This exegesis supposes that after his release from Rome, Paul sailed to Asia, passing Crete along the way. There he left Titus. Then he could have gone to Ephesus, where he left Timothy. From Ephesus, he went to Macedonia, where he wrote the First Epistle to Timothy. Recent scholarship has revived the theory that Paul used an amanuensis, or secretaries, in writing his letters, possibly Luke for these pastoral letters. This was a common practice in ancient letter writing, even for the biblical writers. Thus, the different word usage may be due to a different secretary, Luke instead of Timothy. Have you ever used different secretaries?