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By Maarten J.J. Menken

ISBN-10: 0415095042

ISBN-13: 9780415095044

During this lucid reveal the second one letter to the Thessalonians is approached from a historic standpoint. The letter is learn as a part of a means of verbal exchange among its sender and the unique addressees, making it available to the trendy reader.
2 Thessalonians contains a translation of the fast Greek textual content; an historic exam of the letter's style, authorship and spiritual milieu; an creation to apocalyptic eschatology and an in depth statement at the letter.
Maarten Menken's publication will attract theologians, ministers of faith, scholars of theology and all these drawn to bible study.

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1 finally, brothers and sisters pray, brothers and sisters, for us the word of the Lord 1 Thessalonians cf. 3 (rev. 6 (singular) cf. 12 cf. 16, cf. 5, cf. 7 (present) cf. 2 cf. 13; cf. 9 cf. 7; cf. 4 cf. 8 cf. 11 (rev. 2 (rev. 13 (rev. 25 (rev. 13) cf. 2; cf. 4 (rev. 11 (rev. 1–12. 9: in these instances, a longer sequence of words is almost entirely identical in the two letters. There are of course several points of agreement which are not very impressive when taken in isolation, but one should pay attention to the cumulative impact of major and minor similarities.

How must we locate the way of speaking about God and man that we meet in this letter among the religious movements that we find in the Mediterranean at the beginning of our era? It is obvious that we have to look here in the first place to the variegated world of early Judaism and early Christianity. Maybe such an effort to connect 2 Thessalonians with well-known religious attitudes of mind, together with some of our earlier findings, can help us in determining as closely as possible the place and date of composition of the letter.

1–5). 10–12. Is this difference in eschatological outlook between 2 Thessalonians on the one hand and 1 Thessalonians (and other letters of Paul) on the other an argument to deny Pauline authorship of 2 Thessalonians? I believe that this difference alone is not a sufficient argument, but that it may be an argument in combination with other pieces of evidence. When we consider Paul’s ideas on the resurrection of the faithful at the eschaton (see 1 Thess. 15–17; 1 Cor. 22–53; 2 Cor. 1–5), we can easily observe differences between these undisputedly Pauline passages.

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