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First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, First and Second Epistles to the
THESSALONIANS, FIRST AND SECOND EPISTLES TO THE. There is little doubt that 1 Thessalonians, the 13th book in the NT canon, is an authentic letter written by the apostle Paul to the Christian community at Thessalonica in Macedonia. It is the oldest document contained in the NT. However, a growing number
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, Letters to the (Writing)
THESSALONIANS [thĕsˊə lōˊnĭ ənz], LETTERS TO THE.† The thirteenth and fourteenth books of the New Testament, generally considered the two earliest canonical Pauline letters (though some scholars consider Galatians to be earlier).
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Thessalonians, Letters to The
Thessalonians, letters to thePaul and Silas, accompanied by their assistant, Timothy (see Coworkers, Paul and His), took the first steps toward the establishment of a Christian community in Thessalonica as part of the first Christian mission to the province of Macedonia. Thessalonica was one of the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, Letters to the
THESSALONIANS, LETTERS TO THE Two epistles attributed to Paul and written within a short time of each other, most likely while the apostle was in Corinth. Both are pastoral letters, although they do touch on matters of doctrine, most notably the Second Coming of Christ (see Parousia). The letters are
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Thessalonians, Epistles to the
Thessalonians, Epistles to the. The First Epistle was most probably written by St *Paul from Corinth on his first visit to the city (c. 51) and is the earliest of his letters, unless it be argued that Gal. was written before it. A notable feature of this First Epistle, remarkable for the affectionate
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, Epistles to the
Thessalonians, Epistles to theThe first epistle to the Thessalonians was the first of all Paul’s epistles. It was in all probability written from Corinth, where he abode a “long time” (Acts 18:11, 18), early in the period of his residence there, about the end of 52.The occasion of its being written
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, Epistles to the
THESSALONIANS, EPISTLES TO THE — two letters written by the apostle Paul, which are among the earliest of Paul and of the New Testament. The major theological theme of 1 and 2 Thessalonians is the return of Christ to earth. Important as this theme is, however, the Thessalonian letters leave the reader
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Thessalonians, First and Second Letters to the
Thessalonians, First and Second Letters to theThe imagery most memorably associated with 1 and 2 Thessalonians is apocalyptic or eschatological in nature. It can be broadly discussed under the headings of arrival (which includes images of space and movement), sights and sounds, times and seasons, conflict
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Thessalonians
Thessalonians (Epistles to the).—St. Paul, having been obliged to leave Thessalonica, a city of Macedonia, learned at Corinth, through Silas and Timothy, of the state of the Church in that city. They told him that several were not sufficiently detached from the world, nor instructed enough about the
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
Thessalonians, 1 and 2
Thessalonians, 1 and 2The founding of the church at Thessalonica is recorded in Acts 17:1–9. During Paul’s second missionary trip in a.d. 50–51 (15:36–18:22) he and Silas visited Thessalonica, the capital of the ancient province of Macedonia (modern Greece), a city of 200,000. There the two preached
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