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Title:
The letters to the Thessalonians : a new translation with introduction and commentary
Author:
Malherbe, Abraham J.
Uniform Title:
Bible. Thessalonians. English. Malherbe. 2000.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Doubleday, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xx, 508 pages ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780385184601
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Book

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Summary

Saint Paul's earliest two letters, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, open windows on newly founded Christian communities. Yale Professor Abraham J. Malherbe's masterful exposition of these two New Testament letters adds to the prestige of the Anchor Bible series.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Map of the Aegeanp. xiii
Principal Abbreviationsp. xv
The Letters to the Thessalonians: A Translationp. 1
1 Thessaloniansp. 3
2 Thessaloniansp. 7
General Introductionp. 11
Introductionp. 13
Thessalonicap. 14
Bibliographyp. 17
1. Commentaries on 1 and 2 Thessaloniansp. 19
2. Books and Articlesp. 21
Paul's First Letter to the Thessaloniansp. 53
1 Thessalonians: Introductionp. 55
I. The Founding of the Churchp. 55
A. The Evidence of 1 Thessaloniansp. 55
B. The Evidence of Actsp. 57
II. The Character of the Churchp. 62
A. The Evidence of Actsp. 62
B. The Evidence of 1 Thessaloniansp. 65
III. From Thessalonica to Cornithp. 67
A. The Evidence of 1 Thessaloniansp. 67
B. The Evidence of Actsp. 69
IV. Occasion and Purpose of the Letterp. 71
A. Occasion and Datep. 71
B. A Letter from Thessalonica?p. 75
C. Timothy's Mission and the Purpose of 1 Thessaloniansp. 77
V. Form and Function of the Letterp. 78
VI. Style and Languagep. 81
A. Pastoral Paraenesisp. 81
B. "We" and "I"p. 86
C. Epistolographyp. 90
D. Other Featuresp. 91
VII. Summary: Paul's First Letter to the Thessaloniansp. 92
1 Thessalonians: Translation, Notes, and Commentsp. 93
Communicating by Letterp. 95
I. Address, 1:1p. 97
II. Autobiography, 1:2-3:13p. 103
A. Thanksgiving, 1:2-3:13p. 103
1. The Conversion of the Thessalonians, 1:2-10p. 105
2. Paul's Ministry in Thessalonica, 2:1-12p. 133
3. The Word under Persecution, 2:13-16p. 164
4. Reestablishing Contact, 2:17-3:10p. 179
a. Paul's Anguish over Being Separated, 2:17-20p. 182
b. Timothy's Mission to the Thessalonians, 3:1-5p. 188
c. Timothy's Return and Report, 3:6-10p. 200
B. Concluding Prayer, 3:11-13p. 211
III. Exhortation, 4:1-5:22p. 216
A. Introduction, 4:1-2p. 217
B. On Marriage, 4:3-8p. 224
C. On Brotherly Love and Self-Sufficiency, 4:9-12p. 241
D. Eschatological Exhortation, 4:13-5:11p. 260
1. On Those Who Have Fallen Asleep, 4:13-18p. 261
2. On the Day of the Lord, 5:1-11p. 286
E. On Intracommunal Relations, 5:12-22p. 308
1. On "Pastoral Care" among Members of the Church, 5:12-15p. 309
2. On the Evaluation of Prophecy, 5:16-22p. 327
IV. Conclusion, 5:23-28p. 336
Paul's Second Letter to the Thessaloniansp. 347
2 Thessalonians: Introductionp. 349
I. Pauline Authorshipp. 349
A. Occasion and Authorshipp. 349
B. The Recipients and Their Circumstancesp. 350
C. The Structure, Style, and Purpose of 2 Thessaloniansp. 356
D. An Alternative Sequence of the Lettersp. 361
E. Conclusionp. 364
II. Non-Pauline Authorshipp. 364
A. Arguments for Pseudonymityp. 364
1. Literary Relationshipp. 365
2. Language and Stylep. 365
3. Theologyp. 368
4. Apostleship, Tradition, and Ethicsp. 369
B. Occasion, Purpose, and Datep. 370
C. Conclusionp. 373
III. Summary: Paul's Second Letter to the Thessaloniansp. 375
2 Thessalonians: Translation, Notes, and Commentsp. 377
I. Address, 1:1-2p. 379
II. Thanksgiving and Exhortation, 1:3-2:12p. 381
A. Thanksgiving Proper, 1:3-12p. 382
1. Thanksgiving, 1:3-4p. 382
2. Encouragement of the Discouraged, 1:5-10p. 392
3. Petition for Worthy Conduct, 1:11-12p. 409
B. Exhortation: The Day of the Lord, 2:1-12p. 413
III. Thanksgiving and Exhortation, 2:13-3:5p. 435
A. Thanksgiving Period Proper, 2:13-14p. 435
B. Exhortation, 2:15-3:5p. 439
1. Admonition, 2:15p. 439
2. Prayer for Encouragement, 2:16-17p. 441
3. Request for Prayer, 3:1-2p. 443
4. The Faithfulness of God, 3:3-4p. 445
5. Prayer for Faithfulness, 3:5p. 447
IV. Commands, 3:6-15p. 448
A. Discipline of the Disorderly, 3:6-12p. 448
B. Congregational Admonition, 3:13-15p. 457
V. Conclusion, 3:16-18p. 461
A. Prayer for Peace, 3:16p. 461
B. Greeting, 3:17p. 462
C. Benediction, 3:18p. 463
Indexes
Index of Commentators and Modern Authorsp. 465
Index of Biblical and Other Ancient Referencesp. 471
Index of Major Subjectsp. 497

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