1 and 2 Thessalonians


Author: Leon L. Morris
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083089490X
Category: Religion
Page: 148
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Leon Morris offers comment on the books 1 2 Thessalonians.

From Hope to Despair in Thessalonica

Situating 1 and 2 Thessalonians
Author: Colin R. Nicholl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139450331
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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This ground breaking analysis cuts to the heart of the critical debate surrounding the two Thessalonian Epistles. Colin R. Nicholl examines the situations giving rise to each Letter with a view to determining how the two relate historically. His book presents an original and compelling hypothesis, arguing that reflected in the Letters are two stages of a single crisis plaguing a recently formed Greek Church, which spiralled from hope into despair on account of confusion about 'the end'. In addition to making a fresh case for the authenticity of 2 Thessalonians and resolving one of the most difficult problems in the Bible - the identity of 'the Restrainer' - this monograph is a comprehensive analysis of the Thessalonian Epistles. It will provide an indispensable resource for scholars and pastors interested in the Thessalonian correspondence.

1-2 Thessalonians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)


Author: Jeffrey A. D. Weima
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441220984
Category: Religion
Page: 736
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In this addition to the critically acclaimed BECNT series, respected New Testament scholar Jeffrey Weima offers pastors, students, and teachers the most up-to-date and substantive commentary available on 1-2 Thessalonians. Weima, a Thessalonians expert, experienced teacher, and widely traveled speaker, presents well-informed evangelical scholarship at an accessible level to help readers understand the sociological, historical, and theological aspects of these letters. As with all BECNT volumes, this commentary features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text, extensive research, thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, and a user-friendly design. It admirably achieves the dual aims of the series--academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility.

1 & 2 Thessalonians

How Can I Be Sure?
Author: Donald Baker
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830830152
Category: Religion
Page: 64
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These 11 studies on the Epistles of 1 and 2 Thessalonians are part of LifeGuide, a popular line of Bible study guides which provide solid biblical content and raise thought-provoking issues in an easy-to-lead format.

1 and 2 Thessalonians

A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary
Author: Ben Witherington
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802828361
Category: Religion
Page: 286
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Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians stand as some of the very earliest Christian documents, yet they appear well into Paul's missionary career, giving them a unique context well worth exploring. In this first full-scale socio-rhetorical commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Ben Witherington gleans fresh insight from reading Paul's text in the light of rhetorical concerns and patterns, early Jewish theology, and the first-century historical situation in Macedonia. Witherington's distinctive socio-rhetorical approach helps unearth insights that would otherwise remain hidden using only form criticism, epistolary categories, and traditional criticism. Witherington details Thessalonica's place as the "metropolis" of Macedonia, and he carefully unpacks the social situation of Paul and his recipients. Scholars will appreciate the careful analysis and rhetorical insights contained here, while Witherington's clear prose and sensitivity to Paul's ideas make this work ideal for all who desire a useful, readable commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians.

Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon


Author: Peter J. Gorday
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830897518
Category: Religion
Page: 380
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A 2001 Christianity Today Book of the Year! While patristic commentary on St. Paul's shorter letters--Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, the Pastorals and Philemon--was not so extensive as that on his longer letters, certain passages in these letters proved particularly important in doctrinal disputes and practical church matters. Pivotal in controversies with the Arians and the Gnostics, the most commented-upon christological text amid these letters was Colossians 1:15-20, where Jesus is declared "the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation." In other texts scattered throughout the Pastorals, the fathers found ample support for the divinity of the Son and the Spirit and for the full union of humanity and divinity in the one redeemer, the "one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5). These early Christian commentators also looked to the Pastorals, where Pauline authorship was assumed, for important ethical and moral teaching, as well as explicit qualifications for choosing church leaders and guidelines for overseeing the work and behavior of widows. Chief among the Eastern commentators and widely excerpted throughout this volume is John Chrysostom, praised for his pastoral insight and shrewd, generous empathy with the apostle Paul. Other Greek commentators whose works are cited include Theodoret of Cyr, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Severian of Gabala, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Athanasius, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus and Gregory of Nyssa. Among Western commentators Augustine dominates. His work is joined by that of Ambrosiaster, Pelagius, Jerome, Hippolytus, Tertullian, Novatian, Cyprian of Carthage, Hilary of Poitiers and Ambrose, among others. Of particular interest for their ascetical and devotional insight are works from Syrian and Egyptian churches, including Aphrahat, Ephrem the Syrian, Isaac of Nineveh and Philoxenus of Mabbug. This volume opens up a treasure house of ancient wisdom that allows these faithful witnesses, some appearing here in English translation for the first time, to speak with eloquence and intellectual acumen to the church today.

1-2 Thessalonians


Author: G. K. Beale
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830861416
Category: Religion
Page: 280
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Fascination with the end times is not just a recent phenomenon. The young church at Thessalonica, having taken root during Paul's brief stay there, pondered when the end might come as well. Paul, in order to instruct them more fully, wrote them two letters, which taken together expound the "already-and-not-yet" character of the end times. His instruction and counsel can serve us well today. Throughout this commentary, G. K. Beale explains what each letter meant to its original hearers and its application for us today.

Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Thessalonians


Author: Mark Howell
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805499377
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Thessalonians is one volume in Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. It’s presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy-reading, practical and friendly commentary. The series is projected to be 48 volumes.

1 and 2 Thessalonians


Author: Nijay K. Gupta
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
ISBN: 0310518725
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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The study of Paul's Thessalonian letters is enjoying fresh interest today. These texts are considered by many to be amongst the earliest extant Christian documents. They are included in conversations about early Jewish and Christian apocalypticism. New insights are coming from examination of the religious, socio-cultural, and political contexts of Roman Thessalonica. And, looking back, these letters have played an important role in the development of Christian eschatology. This volumes serves as an up-to-date guide to these academic discussions and debates and much more. This volume on 1 and 2 Thessalonians in the Zondervan Critical Introductions to the New Testament series offers a volume-length engagement with subjects that normally only receive short treatments in biblical commentaries or in New Testament Introductions. This volume addresses: Authorship Date Audience Socio-Historical Context Genre Purpose Integrity Textual History Greek Style Structure Argument Other Critical Issues Main Interpretive Issues Reception into the Canon Selected History of Interpretation Bibliography

1, 2 Thessalonians

An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture
Author: D. Michael Martin
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433675684
Category: Religion
Page: 313
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THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.

Exploring 1 & 2 Thessalonians

An Expository Commentary
Author: John Phillips
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 9780825433986
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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"No one analyzes the biblical text better than John Phillips. I have benefited greatly from his commentaries and recommend them heartedly to pastors, teachers, and Bible students everywhere." --Dr. David Jeremiah, Senior Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church

1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon


Author: Lee Gatiss,Bradley G. Green
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083087027X
Category: Religion
Page: 488
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The epistles of the New Testament provide insight into the realities of the life of the early church, guidance for those called to lead the church, and comfort in the face of theological questions. The Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century also found wisdom and guidance in these letters. In this RCS volume, Lee Gatiss and Bradley Green guide readers through a diversity of early modern commentary on the New Testament epistles.

1 & 2 Thessalonians


Author: Ernest Best
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441133127
Category: Religion
Page: 408
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The 1974 estimate by Interpretation that Ernest Best's volume on 1 & 2 Thessalonians “is probably the best exegetical study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians available ... a superb commentary” continues to ring true forty years later. This is indeed one of the finest commentaries on 1 & 2 Thessalonians available-in any language. The Journal of Theological Studies called it “exhaustive” and concluded that the commentary is “reliable, judicious, and nearly always lucid. He [Best] ... takes us as far as we can reasonably go in understanding the mind of Paul as it expressed itself in these writings.”

Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon


Author: Thomas C. Oden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113594038X
Category: Reference
Page: 400
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Commentary on 1-2 Thessalonians

From The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary
Author: Gene L. Green
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493424742
Category: Religion
Page: 40
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Comprehensive, accessible, and fully illustrated--this commentary on 1-2 Thessalonians is a must-have resource. You want a deeper understanding of the Scriptures, but the notes in your study Bible don't give you enough depth or insight. This commentary was created with you in mind. Each volume of The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary is a nontechnical, section-by-section commentary on one book or section of the Bible that provides reliable and readable interpretations of the Scriptures from leading evangelical scholars. This information-packed commentary will help you gain a deeper understanding of the Bible in your own personal study or in preparation for teaching. It tackles problematic questions, calls attention to the spiritual and personal aspects of the biblical message, and brings out important points of biblical theology, making it invaluable to anyone seeking to get the most out of their Bible study.

1 & 2 Thessalonians (Understanding the Bible Commentary Series)


Author: David J. Williams
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441236546
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps readers navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the truth found in this commentary series.

Abingdon New Testament Commentaries | 1 & 2 Thessalonians


Author: Victor Paul Furnish
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 0687057434
Category: Religion
Page: 204
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Accepting the widespread view that 1 Thessalonians is the earliest surviving Pauline letter, Furnish commends reading it as fully as possible on its own terms, without presupposing or imposing themes or positions that are explicit only in letters of a later date. While he agrees with commentators who note this letter's pastoral aims and character, he is more convinced than some that it also exhibits a rich and coherent theological point of view. Furnish interprets 2 Thessalonians as the work of an anonymous Paulinist writing several decades after the apostle's death. He regards this letter, too, as historically and theologically valuable, although less for what it discloses about Paul's ministry and thought than for what it shows about the reception and interpretation of Paul in the late first-century church.

1 and 2 Thessalonians


Author: John Byron
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310599156
Category: Religion
Page: 368
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Understand Not Only What Scripture Says but How to Live It Today A new commentary for today’s world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible’s grand story. The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding everyday readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike. Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God’s story: LISTEN to the Story: Includes complete NIV text with references to other texts at work in each passage, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible’s grand story EXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical setting LIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, teachers, and students

1 & 2 Thessalonians


Author: N. T. Wright
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830869237
Category: Religion
Page: 64
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First impressions stick with us. Paul's first impression of the Thessalonian Christians was an especially powerful one: The gospel message he preached grasped their hearts and minds, and transformed their lives. That memory moves Paul to write to the young church that's bubbling with a sense of the power of the living God. These studies seek to open our lives to that God who leaves a lasting impression also on us. This guide by Tom Wright can be used on its own or alongside his New Testament for Everyone commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians. It is designed to help you understand Scripture in fresh ways under the guidance of one of the world's leading New Testament scholars. Thoughtful questions, prayer suggestions, and useful background and cultural information all guide you or a group more deeply into God's Word. Discover how you can participate more fully in God's kingdom.