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By Anthony C. Thiselton

This designated observation on Paul’s early letters by means of an excellent New testomony expert, presents a vast diversity of unique views of ways humans have interpreted, and been motivated by way of, Paul’s first letters.Addresses questions in regards to the content material, surroundings, and authenticity of the 2 Thessalonian letters, drawing on responses from major students, poets, hymn writers, preachers, theologians, and biblical students in the course of the agesOffers new insights into concerns they elevate pertaining to feminist biblical interpretation.Provides a background of two-way affects, as exemplified by means of Ulrich Luz, Hans Robert Jauss, and Hans-Georg GadamerWritten through Anthony Thiselton, a number one commentator at the Greek New testomony

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6b). He rightly associates the Spirit with Christ, who is given openly “after the ascension of Christ to heaven,” when Christ gave gifts to humankind. 285). 3–4). 4; 286). 77). The Holy Spirit, as Paul argues in 1 Thess. 286). Cyprian of Carthage (d. 258) suffered during the Decian persecution, and was forced to flee into exile. indd 39 9/4/2010 9:14:43 AM 40 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10 test Christians, and cites Paul’s words in Rom. 5:2–5: “We glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulations work patience,” which is broadly parallel with 1 Thess.

Indd 18 9/2/2010 3:20:49 PM Introduction 19 5. Further prayer and exhortation: largely new issues (3:1–18) (a) further request for prayer (3:1–5) (b) exhortation and admonition on “idleness” and the undisciplined (3:6–13) (c) final exhortations, greetings and benediction (3:14–18) Some Key Interpreters in the Reception History of 1 and 2 Thessalonians The reception history explored in this commentary concerns not primarily contemporary thinkers and commentators, but also voices from the eras of the church fathers, the Middle Ages, the Reformation and post-Reformation periods, and the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Pentecost set the first Christians on fire with Christ’s love, “and made them steadfast amid the persecutions of the Jews, abounding in heavenly joy” (Five Sermons, 305). The anonymous hymn Veni Creator is also ascribed to the ninth century: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire And lighten with celestial fire; Thou the anointing Spirit art, Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart. indd 41 9/4/2010 9:14:43 AM 42 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10 Thy blessed unction from above Is comfort, life, and fire of love; Enable with perpetual light The dullness of our blinded sight.

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