The Pseudepigraphal Letters to the Thessalonians

The Pseudepigraphal Letters to the Thessalonians
Author: Marlene Crüsemann
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-12-13
ISBN: 0567683354
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pseudepigraphal Letters to the Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

Marlene Crüsemann examines the Thessalonian letters in the context of Jewish-Christian social history; building upon her analysis of 1 Thessalonians, Crüsemann comes to the conclusion that it is post-apostolic epistolary communication, and questions whether it is a letter of Paul and indeed whether it is an early letter. This analysis in turn adds weight to the thesis, propounded by some previous scholars, that the letter is somewhat out of place and may be a later work by another author. Crüsemann subsequently illustrates that 2 Thessalonians, by contrast, revokes the far-reaching social separation from Judaism that characterizes 1 Thessalonians, and thus aims socio-historically at a solidarity with the entire Jewish people. Analysing the concept of the Jews as supposed enemy, the future of the Greek gentile community, and the relationship between the two letters, Crüsemann concludes that the discussion about a "divergence of the ways of Christians and Jews" in early Christian times needs to be realigned.

Studies of Paul s Letters to the Thessalonians

Studies of Paul s Letters to the Thessalonians
Author: Dennis Dinger
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1300802251
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Authenticity of the Second Letter to the Thessalonians

The Authenticity of the Second Letter to the Thessalonians
Author: William Wrede
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN: 1498292712
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Authenticity of the Second Letter to the Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

Scholars continue to debate whether Second Thessalonians was written by Paul or by pseudonym. The position that the letter is a late imitation is largely based on the comparison of the parallel expressions of two epistles to the Thessalonians. There are more words and phrases that are shared between these two letters than there are in any other two New Testament letters. William Wrede's study is the ultimate source of scholarly perception of these parallels. Not only does Wrede locate some exact parallels, he also finds definite words, verses, and related passages that precisely mirror and reflect their counterparts in First Thessalonians. Scholars who conclude that Second Thessalonians is pseudonymous owe much of that conclusion to Wrede's work. Wrede's order of the Greek parallels has been reproduced with his original annotations in this translation.

The Letters to the Thessalonians

The Letters to the Thessalonians
Author: GENE L GREEN
Publsiher: Inter-Varsity Press
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN: 1789740169
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Letters to the Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

In this commentary Gene Green reads Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians in light of the canon of Scripture and of new knowledge about the first-century world of Thessalonica. This fruitful approach helps illuminate the impact of the gospel on its original readers and, in turn, shows how potent a force it can be for the church and society today. The book begins with an in-depth study of the Thessalonians themselves -- their history, land, socioeconomic conditions, and religious environment. This fascinating discussion gives the necessary context for fully appreciating the circumstances surrounding the founding of the city's first church and the subsequent struggles of the Thessalonian believers to live out their Christian faith. The main body of the book provides informed verse-by-verse commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians that extracts the fullest possible meaning from these important New Testament texts. As Green's exposition shows, the Thessalonian scriptures are especially valuable as letters of friendship and for showing Paul's pastoral concern for the many areas in which the Thessalonians needed guidance. Some of Paul's purposes are to thank the new believers for their steadfastness amid suffering, to encourage them in their trials, to urge them not to neglect their daily work, and, no less important, to teach them about the future of believers who die before Christ returns. Indeed, the matter of the last things and the second coming of Christ so permeates these texts that they are often called Paul's eschatological letters. Filled with new information about ancient society, this commentary will fast become a standard reference work for Bible study. By carefully bridging the biblical and modern worlds, Green shows with clarity and warmth the continuing relevance of 1 & 2 Thessalonians for contemporary readers.

The Letters to the Thessalonians

The Letters to the Thessalonians
Author: Abraham J. Malherbe
Publsiher: Anchor Bible
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Paul s first letter to the Thessalonians

Paul   s first letter to the Thessalonians
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 5
Release: 2021-03-26
ISBN: 3346374572
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul s first letter to the Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Theology - Biblical Theology, grade: 1,2, San Diego State University, course: Christianity, language: English, abstract: The letters Paul wrote to the early churches he established in the Mediterranean take the most prominent place in the New Testament. The oldest book in the New Testament is Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians which he wrote to the Thessalonian church in the early 50s. On that account the available essay will focus on the contribution of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians to early Christianity.

1st and 2nd Thessalonians Paul s Letters to the Churches Affirming the Believer

1st and 2nd Thessalonians Paul s Letters to the Churches Affirming the Believer
Author: Practical Christianity Foundation
Publsiher: Practical Christianity Foundation
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2020-08-08
ISBN: 1600980759
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1st and 2nd Thessalonians Paul s Letters to the Churches Affirming the Believer Book Excerpt:

Empowering the Church In his second epistle to the Corinthian Church, the apostle Paul empowered the church by affirming that God's strength and power is revealed and works in our weakness. The apostle empowered the church with God's strength after having confronted the immorality, doctrinal confusion and frequent disputes that had become commonplace among the Corinthian believers. Paul's message to this church was simple yet powerful: Consider the values of Christ's redemption and realign your thinking with God's instructions. Although this letter was written to admonish, instruct and encourage the early church, they are just as relevant to us today. This verse-by-verse devotional study, complete with engaging commentary and practical life applications, will challenge you to pursue a closer walk with Jesus Christ and grow in the faith.

The Letters to the Philippians Colossians and Thessalonians

The Letters to the Philippians  Colossians  and Thessalonians
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1959
ISBN: 9780664237868
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Early Christian Rhetoric and 2 Thessalonians

Early Christian Rhetoric and 2 Thessalonians
Author: Frank Witt Hughes
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1989-01-01
ISBN: 0567170756
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Christian Rhetoric and 2 Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

2 Thessalonians is one of the most enigmatic letters in the New Testament, primarily because of its repeated insistence on its authorship by Paul, coupled with its warnings against forgery of Pauline letters. Modern scholarship has made a number of advances in the study of this letter, but the question of the authorship and purpose remain quite open. Hughes gives a detailed investigation of Graeco-Roman rhetorical traditions and their relationship to letters, and develops a consensus model for the identification of the various conventional parts of rhetorical discourses. He then offers an interpretation of 2 Thessalonians according to these rhetorical traditions. Given the rhetoric thus identified in the letter, an innovative theory is developed against Paul's authorship of 2 Thessalonians. In his final chapters, he suggests ways in which the pseudo-Pauline letters of the New Testament witness to a multiplicity of Pauline theologies after the Apostle's death-a diverse and pluriform 'legacy of Paul'.

A Handbook on Paul s Letters to the Thessalonians

A Handbook on Paul s Letters to the Thessalonians
Author: Paul Ellingworth,Eugene Albert Nida
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook on Paul s Letters to the Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

A verse-by-verse analysis and commentary of 1 and 2 Thessalonians by recognized biblical translation experts. Focuses special attention on critical words and phrases, explaining accepted interpretations, noting how various translations have handled these passages, and often explaining the nuances of the Greek original.

A Translator s Handbook on Paul s Letters to the Thessalonians

A Translator s Handbook on Paul s Letters to the Thessalonians
Author: Paul Ellingworth,Eugene Albert Nida
Publsiher: Amer Bible Society
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Translator s Handbook on Paul s Letters to the Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

This handbook, like others in this series, concentrates on exegetical matters that are of prime importance for translators, and it attempts to indicate possible solutions for translational problems that may arise because of language or culture. In this respect the Handbook attempts to deal with the full range of information important to translators. However, the authors do not attempt to provide help that other theologians and scholars may be seeking but which is not directly useful for the task of translating. It is assumed that such information is available elsewhere.

The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians

The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians
Author: Gordon D. Fee
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2009-07-10
ISBN: 0802863620
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

In The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians Gordon Fee?s first aim is a fresh exposition of the biblical text. He shows the reader what is in the text, then what was meant by the text and what it means. Fee reveals the logic of each argument or narrative before moving on to the details of each verse. He concludes each section with a theological or applicational reflection on the meaning of the text today. / In order to make his work not only useful, but also understandable, Fee uses diagrams of sentence structure, italics for emphasis, and a listing of points. He explores authorship, the city of Thessalonica, and the occasion for writing for each epistle, restoring 2 Thessalonians to the place it deserves as a full companion to the first letter, rather than merely a tagalong to 1 Thessalonians. / Like Fee?s previous volumes in this series, this insightful, thoroughly readable commentary on Paul?s two letters of thanksgiving, information, encouragement, and exhortation to the separated, suffering community of Gentile converts in Thessalonica is destined to become the premier work on these books. / ?Fee could not be boring even if he tried. The zest of his prose makes him exciting to read, and his scholarship is always rigorous.?? D. A. Carson

2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians
Author: Maarten J.J. Menken
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN: 1134867476
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2 Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

In this lucid expose the second letter to the Thessalonians is approached from a historical perspective. The letter is read as part of a process of communication between its sender and the original addressees, making it accessible to the modern reader. 2 Thessalonians includes a translation of the short Greek text; an historical examination of the letter's genre, authorship and religious milieu; an introduction to apocalyptic eschatology and an extensive commentary on the letter. Maarten Menken's book will appeal to theologians, ministers of religion, students of theology and all those interested in biblical studies.

The Epistles to the Thessalonians

The Epistles to the Thessalonians
Author: Charles A. Wanamaker
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780853645108
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epistles to the Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

The letters of Paul to the newly founded Christian community at Thessalonica hold a special place within the Christian tradition as possibly the earliest extant Christian writings. They are also of special interest not only for their theological value but for their sociological context. Among the communities established by Paul, the church at Thessalonica appears to have been the only one to have suffered serious external oppression. These two important epistles, then, speak uniquely to contemporary Christians living in a society often ideologically, if not politically, opposed to Christian faith.In this innovative commentary Charles A. Wanamaker incorporates what may be called a social science approach to the study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, taking into full account the social context that gave rise to Paul's correspondence. While Wanamaker in no way ignores traditional historical-critical, linguistic, literary, and theological approaches to writing a commentary -- in fact, at several points he makes a significant contribution to the questions raised by traditional exegesis -- at the same time he goes beyond previous commentaries on the Thessalonian correspondence by taking seriously the social dimensions both of Christianity at Thessalonica and of the texts of 1 and 2 Thessalonians themselves. In blending traditional exegetical methods with this newer approach, Wanamaker seeks to understand Pauline Christianity at Thessalonica as a socio-religious movement in the first-century Greco-Roman world and attempts to grasp the social character and functions of Paul's letters within this context.A significant and original addition to the literature on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, this commentary will be valuable to scholars, pastors, and students alike.

1 2 Thessalonians An Introduction and Study Guide

1   2 Thessalonians  An Introduction and Study Guide
Author: Richard S. Ascough
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN: 0567671283
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1 2 Thessalonians An Introduction and Study Guide Book Excerpt:

1 Thessalonians provides a fascinating glimpse into the origins and social life of the Christ group in the ancient Roman city of Thessalonike, while 2 Thessalonians reveals how the community developed at a somewhat later time. This guide narrates the story of the founding of the group by considering the social and cultural contexts, the literary form, the rhetorical strategies, the theologies, and the reception of the two canonical letters. While centering on the texts of 1 and 2 Thessalonians themselves, Ascough draws widely on literary and archaeological data, giving particular attention to typical group behaviours among small, unofficial associations in the Greek and Roman period. The first four chapters focus on 1 Thessalonians, from the initial formation of the Christ group out of a small association of artisans through to how members negotiated various sorts of relationships: with Paul and his companions, with outsiders in Thessalonike and beyond, and especially with fellow believers within the group itself. The final two chapters turn attention to the shifting circumstances that required a second letter to be written, with its focus on disorder and disruption of social practices and theological beliefs. The epilogue briefly surveys Christianity at Thessalonike beyond the 1st century. This guide presents an overview of the historical development of the Christ group at Thessalonike. Moving beyond treating the canonical letters as simple repositories of theological opinions, Ascough demonstrates how 1 and 2 Thessalonians reveal ordinary life in ancient Roman cities. In so doing, he invites readers to enter the world of one of the many fascinating communities of Christ believers in the 1st century of the Common Era.

1 and 2 Thessalonians

1 and 2 Thessalonians
Author: Ben Witherington
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2006-11-02
ISBN: 0802828361
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1 and 2 Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

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.

An Annotated Bibliography of 1 and 2 Thessalonians

An Annotated Bibliography of 1 and 2 Thessalonians
Author: Weima,Stanley E. Porter
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-07-01
ISBN: 9004379959
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Annotated Bibliography of 1 and 2 Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

This bibliography lists some 1300 works, most of which are annotated, that are germane for the interpretation of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. It includes all relevant works written in the 20th century as well as a sizeable number of important sources from the 19th century.

First Thessalonians Philippians Second Thessalonians Colossians Ephesians

First Thessalonians  Philippians  Second Thessalonians  Colossians  Ephesians
Author: Vincent M. Smiles
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780814628676
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Thessalonians Philippians Second Thessalonians Colossians Ephesians Book Excerpt:

"Complete biblical texts with sound, scholarly based commentary that is written at a pastoral level; the Scripture translation is that of the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms (1991)"--Provided by publisher.

1 2 Thessalonians

1   2 Thessalonians
Author: Jacob Elias
Publsiher: MennoMedia, Inc.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1995-06-09
ISBN: 0836198166
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1 2 Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

Jacob W. Elias invites us to listen in while Paul and his missionary companions encourage and warn believers in ancient Thessalonica. Elias shows Paul dealing pastorally with everyday concerns of church life while reminding his converts about the big picture. What God has done through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ will yet be brought to glorious completion. The church has an active role to play in God's redemptive mission in the world. Today, apocalyptic biblical texts are often ignored or misused. But Elias tells how the gospel proclaimed to the Thessalonians undergirds the nurture of churches marked by faith, love, and hope.

1 and 2 Thessalonians

1 and 2 Thessalonians
Author: Michael W. Holmes
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN: 0310871182
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1 and 2 Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.