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First Epistle to the Thessalonians
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Explores topics related to the interpretation of 1 Thessalonians, including: authorship and literary integrity; date, place, and occasion of writing; the early church; and the Parousia.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, First Letter to the
Thessalonians, First Letter to the, Critical Issues Explores topics related to the interpretation of 1 Thessalonians, including: authorship and literary integrity; date, place, and occasion of writing; the early church; and the Parousia.
Thessalonians, First Letter to the, Introduction to
Thessalonians, First Letter to the One of two New Testament letters attributed to the Apostle Paul and addressed to the church in Thessalonica, a port city in Macedonia (northern Greece). In this letter, Paul encourages the Thessalonians to remain steadfast in faith, hope, and love despite persecution
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, First Letter to the
THESSALONIANS, FIRST LETTER TO THE Paul’s first epistle to the church at Thessalonica.PreviewAuthor(s)Date, Origin, and DestinationPurposeContentAncient Papyrus Manuscript of 1 Thessalonians First Thessalonians 5:8–10, 26–28 in Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1598 (third century)—P30Author(s) The names
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Thessalonians, First Letter of Paul to The
Thessalonians (thes´uh-loh´nee-uhnz), First Letter of Paul to the, one of thirteen letters in the nt attributed to Paul, and one of two letters said to be written by him to Christians in Thessalonica. Most scholars think that 1 Thessalonians is the earliest Pauline letter included in the nt and, thus,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Thessalonians, First Epistle to the (Writing)
THESSALONIANS, FIRST EPISTLE TO THEDateThis epistle was written in a.d. 50 or thereabouts. With the possible exception of Galatians, 1 Thessalonians was the earliest of Paul’s letters.AuthenticityIts authenticity is not seriously disputed. It claims to have been written by Paul (in conjunction with
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Thessalonians, First Letter to The
Thessalonians, First Letter to theA letter composed by the Apostle Paul for Christians living in the Macedonian city of Thessalonica. Probably written ca. 51 c.e., 1 Thessalonians is widely regarded as the earliest of Paul’s letters and thus the earliest evidence of the Christian movement.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians First Epistle to the
Thessalo´nians, First Epistle to the, was written by the apostle Paul at Corinth, a few months after he had founded the church at Thessalonica, at the close of the year a.d. 52 or the beginning of 53. The Epistles to the Thessalonians, then (for the second followed the first after no long interval),
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, First Epistle to (Writing)
THESSALONIANS, FIRST EPISTLE TO. This, perhaps the earliest Pauline epistle, was written by the apostle in conjunction with Silvanus (Silas) and Timothy.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, the First Letter of Paul to the
Thessalonians, the First Letter of Paul to TheThessalonians, the First Letter of Paul to the, the thirteenth book of the nt. Most scholars are agreed that 1 Thessalonians is the first Pauline Letter, written about a.d. 50, and therefore the oldest extant nt writing. While the literary unity and integrity
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, First Letter to the (Writing)
THESSALONIANS, FIRST LETTER TO THE (Thĕs sȧ lōʹ nĭ ȧns) Thessalonica was the largest city in first-century Macedonia and the capital of the province. It was a free city. Paul, Silas, and Timothy evangelized the city against the strong opposition of the Jews; but, though their stay was short, they
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