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Second Epistle to the Thessalonians
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Provides overviews of the content of 2 Thessalonians and of historical and literary matters related to the letter’s interpretation, including: authorship; place and date of origin; recipients and destination; literary structure; genre; purpose; and theological message. A final section surveys two special matters of debate: the sequence of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and the identity of the “restrainer” in 2 Thess 2:7.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, Second Letter to the
Thessalonians, Second Letter to the, Critical Issues Provides overviews of the content of 2 Thessalonians and of historical and literary matters related to the letter’s interpretation, including: authorship; place and date of origin; recipients and destination; literary structure; genre; purpose; and
Thessalonians, Second Letter to the, Introduction to
Thessalonians, Second Letter to the One of two New Testament letters attributed to the Apostle Paul and addressed to the church at Thessalonica, a major city on the coast of the Aegean Sea in Macedonia (northern Greece). The letter encourages perseverance in the midst of suffering. It also addresses
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, Second Letter to the
THESSALONIANS, SECOND LETTER TO THE Paul’s second epistle to the church at Thessalonica.PreviewAuthor(s)Date, Origin, and DestinationPurposeContentAuthor(s) This letter, like 1 Thessalonians, begins with the names of Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, and like that letter often retains the plural
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Thessalonians
Thessalonians, Second Letter of Paul to the, one of thirteen letters in the nt attributed to Paul and one of two letters ostensibly addressed to Christians in Thessalonica. About one-third of its contents closely parallels what is said in 1 Thessalonians. Some scholars believe that 2 Thessalonians is
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Thessalonians, Second Epistle to the (Writing)
THESSALONIANS, SECOND EPISTLE TO THE. This letter carries on from a Thessalonians. It seems that some aspects of the teaching of that first letter were not fully understood, so Paul wrote again. The interval could have not been a long one, a few months at most, and probably only a few weeks.Occasion
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Thessalonians, Second Letter to The
Thessalonians, Second Letter to theA letter addressed to the church in Thessalonica and attributed to Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy. Despite this attribution, several features of the letter have given rise to a debate about its relationship to 1 Thessalonians. First, 2 Thessalonians closely follows both
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians Second Epistle to the
Thessalo´nians, Second Epistle to the, appears to have been written from Corinth not very long after the first, for Silvanus and Timotheus were still with St. Paul 2 Thess. 1:1. In the former letter we saw chiefly the outpouring of strong personal affection, occasioned by the renewal of the apostle’s
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, Second Epistle to (Writing)
THESSALONIANS, SECOND EPISTLE TO. The second epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians was written to correct the erroneous notion among the Christians at Thessalonica that the persecutions from which they were suffering were those of “the great and awesome day of the Lord” (Joel 2:31) from which they had
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, the Second Letter of Paul to the
Thessalonians, the Second Letter of Paul to TheThessalonians, the Second Letter of Paul to the, the fourteenth book in the nt.Content: Much of the content in 2 Thessalonians is similar to that of 1 Thessalonians. Major new information appears in 1:5-12, where it is promised that those who are causing
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Thessalonians, Second Letter to the (Writing)
THESSALONIANS, SECOND LETTER TO THE (Thĕs sȧ lōʹ nĭ ȧns) This letter claims to have been written by Paul (1:1), and the style, the language, and the theology fit in with this claim. Early writers like Polycarp and Ignatius seem to have known it, and it is included in the lists of NT books given
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