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By Maarten J.J. Menken

ISBN-10: 0415095050

ISBN-13: 9780415095051

During this lucid disclose the second one letter to the Thessalonians is approached from a ancient viewpoint. The letter is learn as a part of a technique of conversation among its sender and the unique addressees, making it obtainable to the fashionable reader.2 Thessalonians encompasses a translation of the fast Greek textual content; an ancient exam of the letter's style, authorship and non secular milieu; an creation to apocalyptic eschatology and an in depth statement at the letter.Maarten Menken's publication will entice theologians, ministers of faith, scholars of theology and all these drawn to bible study.

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15–17; 1 Cor. 22–53; 2 Cor. 1–5), we can easily observe differences between these undisputedly Pauline passages. In general, Paul is able to express his ideas in various ways, dependent upon the situation of his audiences and of himself (cf. 1 Cor. 19–23), and when it comes to a description of what will happen at God’s final intervention in human history, it is only to be expected that a variety of ideas and 30 The setting of 2 Thessalonians images will be used. This means that, as far as eschatology is concerned, it is possible that Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians.

The writing has the form of a letter from Paul. 14). 12). 1–15). That is why the author of 2 Thessalonians used 1 Thessalonians as his model to such a degree that he even created a The author of 2 Thessalonians 43 letter purportedly addressed to precisely the same church of Thessalonica. We can conclude that the unknown author of 2 Thessalonians posed as Paul because he considered his letter as an authentic reinterpretation of 1 Thessalonians in a situation in which some people considered this letter as a confirmation of their conviction that the day of the Lord had arrived.

In general, Paul is able to express his ideas in various ways, dependent upon the situation of his audiences and of himself (cf. 1 Cor. 19–23), and when it comes to a description of what will happen at God’s final intervention in human history, it is only to be expected that a variety of ideas and 30 The setting of 2 Thessalonians images will be used. This means that, as far as eschatology is concerned, it is possible that Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians. Whether it is also probable, is another matter.

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