By Anthony C. Thiselton
This special observation on Paul’s early letters by means of a good New testomony professional, presents a wide diversity of unique views of the way humans have interpreted, and been encouraged 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 top students, poets, hymn writers, preachers, theologians, and biblical students during the ages
- Offers new insights into matters they bring up pertaining to feminist biblical interpretation.
- Provides a heritage of two-way impacts, as exemplified via Ulrich Luz, Hans Robert Jauss, and Hans-Georg Gadamer
- Written through Anthony Thiselton, a number one commentator at the Greek New Testament
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Extra resources for 1 & 2 Thessalonians Through the Centuries
Lünemann’s argument (as well as Jowett’s) is as follows: (1) The antiquity and authenticity of 2 Thessalonians are “completely unassailable” in terms of ancient attestation (Thessalonians, 173). 2; Clement of Alexandria, Stromata 5; Tertullian, On the Resurrection 24; the Muratorian Canon, Marcion, and others. He observes, “Doubts from internal grounds did not arise until the beginning of the nineteenth century” (173). He refers to Christian Schmidt in 1801, but also to J. M. de Wette’s initial skepticism and his later withdrawal of objections in 1842.
It has been suggested that one of the few wealthy pastors in the church may have been providing space above a ground-floor workshop for worship and common meals, perhaps in the inner city. It is possible that a number of the urban poor availed themselves of the communal meals, while Paul set an example of hard manual labor in the shop below, probably as a leather-worker. Hence he urges his readers to imitate his industry, and not merely to sponge off others. Robert Jewett follows C. Spicq in regarding the ataktoi not simply as “idlers,” but as obstinate, refractory, or insubordinate people, probably from the urban poor, who refused to play their part in the congregation (Thessalonian Correspondence, 104–5).
4) become key words in Paul, and faith. Further, election remains forceful, anticipating Rom. ” Election may seem offensive to some modern readers, as constituting an attack on human freedom, but Paul’s point is that the validity of the readers’ faith does not rest ultimately on their own determination. This theme pervades the biblical writings, including God’s choice of Noah (Gen. 6:8; 8:1; 9:9); of Abraham (Gen. 12:1–3; 13:15; 15:18; 17:7); of Jacob (Isa. 41:9); of Israel (Isa. 41:8; 43:10); of Israel in Paul’s thought (Rom.
1 & 2 Thessalonians Through the Centuries by Anthony C. Thiselton