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 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.

1–2 Thessalonians


Author: Florence Morgan Gillman,Mary Ann Beavis,HyeRan Kim-Cragg
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 081468226X
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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When Paul wrote First Thessalonians shortly after the recipients had accepted the Gospel, many significant issues had already arisen among them. Of great concern was the social complexity, and even persecution, they encountered because they had “turned to God from idols” (1:9). The countercultural stance of those earliest believers, and especially the impact that may have had for women, is addressed throughout this commentary. While Paul directs no remarks only to women in this letter, the ramifications of his preaching on their daily lives emerge vibrantly from the application of a feminist hermeneutics of suspicion to the text. While Second Thessalonians is a shorter letter, it has been disproportionately influential on Christian thought, especially apocalyptic doctrine and the “Protestant work ethic.” From a feminist perspective, it is androcentric, rhetorically manipulative, and even violent. In this commentary, Mary Ann Beavis and HyeRan Kim-Cragg explore this text from many angles to expose both constructive and destructive implications in the text. Notably, they suggest a perspective on the “afflictions” endured by the Thessalonian church that neither glorifies suffering nor wishes for revenge but rather sees the divine presence in women’s acts of compassion and care in circumstances of extreme duress and inhumanity. From the Wisdom Commentary series Feminist biblical interpretation has reached a level of maturity that now makes possible a commentary series on every book of the Bible. It is our hope that Wisdom Commentary, by making the best of current feminist biblical scholarship available in an accessible format to ministers, preachers, teachers, scholars, and students, will aid all readers in their advancement toward God’s vision of dignity, equality, and justice for all. The aim of this commentary is to provide feminist interpretation of Scripture in serious, scholarly engagement with the whole text, not only those texts that explicitly mention women. A central concern is the world in front of the text, that is, how the text is heard and appropriated by women. At the same time, this commentary aims to be faithful to the ancient text, to explicate the world behind the text, where appropriate, and not impose contemporary questions onto the ancient texts. The commentary addresses not only issues of gender (which are primary in this project) but also those of power, authority, ethnicity, racism, and classism, which all intersect. Each volume incorporates diverse voices and differing interpretations from different parts of the world, showing the importance of social location in the process of interpretation and that there is no single definitive feminist interpretation of a text.

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.

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.

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: 1426759703
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.

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: 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.

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.

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

Galatians, Ephesians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians


Author: Charles John Ellicott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: N.A
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1 and 2 Thessalonians and Titus


Author: John MacArthur
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1418509647
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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Unleashing God's truth, one verse at a time.

1 & 2 Thessalonians


Author: Jon A. Weatherly
Publisher: College Press
ISBN: 9780899006369
Category: Religion
Page: 302
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Years ago a movement was begun with the dream of uniting all Christians on the basis of a common purpose (world evangelism) under a common authority, the Word of God. The College Press NIV Commentary Series is a serious effort to join the scholarship of two branches of this unity movement so as to speak with one voice concerning the Word of God. Our desire is to provide a resource for your study of the New Testament that will benefit you whether you are preparing a Bible School lesson, a sermon, a college course or your own personal devotions. The College Press NIV Commentary Series has been designed for the serious student as well as the growing Christian with features like these. . . -- Biblically sound exegesis -- Clear exposition -- Objective approach -- Concise introductions -- New International Version -- Key word translation -- Easy to use design format -- Practical footnotes -- Quality workmanship -- Fresh style and study format College Press brings you the very best for your study of the New Testament!

Lectio Divina: 1 & 2 Thessalonians


Author: Brian Byars
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 130072238X
Category:
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Be Ready (1 & 2 Thessalonians)

Living in Light of Christ's Return
Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434702456
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Experience eternity. Today. During His life and ministry, Christ assured the apostles that He would one day return for His people. But how should this future event affect our lives today? In Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, he reveals that the promise of Christ’s return is more than a doctrine of our faith. It is a remarkable truth that can shape how we live, how we connect, and how we view ministry. Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s best-selling “BE” commentary series, BE Ready has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe balances the prophetic with the practical, and shares how Christ’s powerful promise can impact every aspect of life. So be encouraged. Be revived. And BE Ready.

Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians


Author: Vincent Cheung
Publisher: Vincent Cheung
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The two Pauline letters provide opportunities to cover a wide range of topics. They include the following: the doctrine of Scripture, the doctrine of election, the doctrine of the second coming of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, the "catching up" of believers, the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish temple, and the slaughter and dispersion of the Jews in AD 70, persecution and providence, the Great Commission, "seeker-hostile" ministry, the relation of metaphysics and ethics in apologetics, justice, revenge, and atonement, the sin of slander, the minister's right to financial support, the sin of idleness, and the correct policy toward idlers, cessationism and prophecy, and some observations on hermeneutics. In addition, an outstanding feature of this book is an extended exposition and argument on the matter of whether the Jews murdered Jesus.

Life-Study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians


Author: Witness Lee
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
ISBN: 0870831542
Category: Bible
Page: 275
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1 & 2 Thessalonians MacArthur New Testament Commentary


Author: John F. MacArthur
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575677903
Category: Religion
Page: 416
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Nowhere else than in 1st and 2nd Thessalonians does the apostle Paul deal so extensively with the second coming of Jesus Christ. Understanding this amazing event is key to developing and sustaining the Christian's hope, discipline, and evangelism. Respected preacher and Bible teacher, John MacArthur, presents yet another comprehensive and compelling commentary in his New Testament Series. Readers will find this resource indispensable for their study of these excellent epistles.