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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Linda McKinnish Bridges
|Description:||xxii, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).|
|Contents:||1 Thessalonians --
Paul's words of beginning (1 Thess. 1:1-10) --
Paul's words of endearment (1 Thess. 2:1-16) --
The theme of friendship (1 Thess. 2:17-3:10) --
Paul's words of instruction (1 Thess. 3:11-4:12) --
Paul's words of comfort (1 Thess. 4:13-5:11) --
Paul's closing words: A code of ethics for artisans (1 Thess. 5:12-22) --
Paul's final words: A prayer of blessing (1 Thess. 5:23-28) 2 Thessalonians --
The writing of the Second Letter: Author, style, and setting --
The opposition in Thessaloniki (2 Thess. 1:1-12) --
A preview of the end (2 Thess. 2:1-17) --
Pray and work (and in that order!) (2 Thess. 3:1-18).
|Series Title:||Smyth & Helwys Bible commentary.|
|Responsibility:||Linda McKinnish Bridges.|
"First and Second Thessalonians explore the first-century Mediterranean world in which the Apostle Paul writes to the community of faith in Thessaloniki. It is a complex dialogue among the Thessalonian believers, the young missionary Paul, and the readers who would follow through the centuries. Known as the Thessalonian Correspondence, these writings give us a wide window into this ancient environment where Paul lived, worked, and taught. What community fears, joys, or trauma gave rise to his words? What were the social and cultural experiences of this community of new believers? How did they understand the life of faith? How did they manage issues of life and work, faith and profession? These letters also help us, the twenty-first-century readers, understand Paulþs perspectives on leadership, ethics, community life, and death. These letters encourage and challenge us, as they encouraged and challenged the community in Thessaloniki, to live faithfully and lovingly with one another as we go about our work and worship ... the primary goal of the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary series is to make available serious, credible biblical scholarship in an accessible and less intimidating format. A visual generation of believers deserves a commentary series that contains not only the all-important textual commentary on Scripture, but images, photographs, maps, works of fine art, and drawings that bring the text to life. Each volume of the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary series features a CD-ROM, which expands the uses and capabilities of the Commentary even more"--Publisher description.
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