The Eschatology of First Thessalonians

The Eschatology of First Thessalonians

by David Luckensmeyer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783525539699
Publisher: V&R Academic
Publication date: 09/23/2009
Series: Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus/Studien zur Umwelt des Neuen Testaments (NTOA/StUNT) Series , #71
Pages: 463
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

I The Thesis 1

II Statement of Method 7

III Topical Analysis of First Thessalonians 13

IV Topical Survey of Recent Secondary Literature 18

a Early Christian Mission K?rygma 18

b Chosen and Called 20

c Expectation (Hope) of Salvation and Resurrection 21

d Word of the Lord 22

e Conflict (Affliction and Suffering) 22

f Paul's Concern (Exhortation and Consolation) 26

g Ethics (Being Set Apart) 29

h Parousia of the Lord 30

i Judgment (Org?, Day of the Lord) 32

j Being in Christ, with Christ 33

k Structure of an Early Christian Letter 33

l Priority of Second Thessalonians? 34

m Apocalyptic 35

V Eschatology as a Hermeneutical Key 40

VI Conclusion 46

Chapter 2 An Epistolary Analysis of First Thessalonians 47

I Setting the Scene 47

II Letter-Opening and Closing 49

Excursus 1 Multiple Authors in Antiquity 51

III "Letter-Body" or Main Part? 53

IV Letter-Thanksgiving 56

V Apostolic Parousia 60

VI Letter-Paraenesis 62

VII Conclusion 71

Chapter 3 First Thessalonians 1:9-10 75

I Arranged Text and Translation 75

II Preliminary Issues 76

a Arrangement of the Text 76

b The Immediate Context 76

c The Function of 1:9-10 as a Summary 77

III Analysis 77

a Turned to God from Idols (1:9) 77

Excursus 2 "Conversion" to Christianity 86

b Jesus - Raised from the Dead (1:10) 92

Excursus 3 Pre-Pauline Traditional Formulae and 1:9c-10 106

IV Conclusion 113

Chapter 4 First Thessalonians 2:13-46 115

I Arranged Text and Translation 117

II Preliminary Issues 118

a Arrangement of the Text 118

b A Parallel between 2:13-16 and 1:2-10 120

c Paul's Letter Structure and 2:13-16 122

d Compilation Theories 123

III Analysis 128

a Thanksgiving for the Word of God (2:13) 128

b Imitation and Suffering (2:14) 130

c The Judeans - Who Killed, Drove Out, Displease and Oppose (2:15) 140

d God's Org? Is Going to Come (2:16) 147

IV The Authenticity of 1 Thess 2:13-16 161

Excursus 4 Paul's So-Called Anti-Semitism 167

V Conclusion 171

Chapter 5 First Thessalonians 4:13-18 173

I Arranged Text and Translation 174

II Preliminary Issues 175

a Arrangement of the Text 175

b Parallels with Other Texts 181

c Words of the Lord 186

d Parousia in Paul 190

Excursus 5 Monographs and Articles on 4:13-18 (in table form) 192

III Analysis 212

a Concerning Those Who Are Asleep (4:13) 212

b Believing That Jesus Died and Rose (4:14) 219

c A Word of the Lord (4:15) 225

d The Lord Himself Will Descend (4:16) 237

e Always with the Lord (4:17) 251

f Comfort One Another (4:18) 268

IV Conclusion 269

Chapter 6 First Thessalonians 5:1-11 275

I Arranged Text and Translation 277

II Preliminary Issues 278

a Arrangement of the Text 278

b Traditional Background and Parallels with Other Texts 283

III Analysis 286

a Concerning the Times and the Seasons (5:1-3) 256

b Eschatological Paraenesis (5:4-10) 295

c Encourage and Build Up Each Other (5:11) 313

IV Conclusion 314

Chapter 7 Conclusion 319

Abbreviations 329

Bibliography 341

I List of Ancient Sources 342

II List of Commentaries: First (& Second) Thessalonians 343

III List of Commentaries: Other 343

Indices 403

I Ancient Authors and Texts 403

a Old Testament (including Septuagint) 403

b Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament 411

c Other Jewish Authors and Texts in Antiquity 413

d New Testament 415

e Early Christian Literature outside the New Testament 427

f Other Greek and Latin Authors and Texts in Antiquity 428

II Modern Authors, Editors and Translators 430

III Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek and Latin Words 441

a Aramaic Words 441

b Hebrew Words 441

c Greek Words 441

d Latin Words 449

IV Subjects and Names 450

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