First and Second Thessalonians: Interpretation

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In this brilliant commentary, Beverly Roberts Gaventa discusses the issues central to the books of Thessalonians, identifying what makes each book important for the life of the church today, as well as for preachers and teachers.

Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.

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Beverly Roberts Gaventa is Helen H. P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She has published a number of books including Mary: Glimpses of the Mother of Jesus, one of the few books written about Mary by a Protestant woman.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to First Thessalonians 1
Commentary on First Thessalonians
Grace to You and Peace: 1 Thessalonians 1:1 10
Profusion of Thanksgiving: 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10 13
Remembering the Work of the Apostles: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16 22
Separation and Reassurance: 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 39
Concerning Lives That Please God: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 48
Comforted and Challenged by the Return of the Lord: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 61
Conduct Within the Community of Believers: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 79
Read This Letter!: 1 Thessalonians 5:25-28 87
Introduction to Second Thessalonians 89
Commentary on Second Thessalonians
Grace to You and Peace: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-2 98
Thanksgiving and Judgment: 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12 98
The Return of the Lord and the Revelation of Evil: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 107
The Things Commanded: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-15 124
Peace at All Times in All Ways: 2 Thessalonians 3:16-18 132
Bibliography 135
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