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By Maarten J.J. Menken

During this lucid divulge the second one letter to the Thessalonians is approached from a old standpoint. The letter is learn as a part of a means of conversation among its sender and the unique addressees, making it obtainable to the trendy reader.2 Thessalonians encompasses a translation of the quick Greek textual content; an ancient exam of the letter's style, authorship and spiritual milieu; an advent to apocalyptic eschatology and an intensive remark at the letter.Maarten Menken's booklet will entice theologians, ministers of faith, scholars of theology and all these drawn to bible study.

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13 (rev. 25 (rev. 13) cf. 2; cf. 4 (rev. 11 (rev. 1–12. 9: in these instances, a longer sequence of words is almost entirely identical in the two letters. There are of course several points of agreement which are not very impressive when taken in isolation, but one should pay attention to the cumulative impact of major and minor similarities. It should also be pointed out that the large majority of the similarities cannot simply be explained by a similarity of subject- The author of 2 Thessalonians 39 matter; such a similarity would not in itself lead to identical expressions and phrases.

5 that ‘believers have assurance that they will prevail until the parousia’. The exhortatio is an element that does not occur in the outline of a speech as given above, but it is at home in many kinds of letters; in fact, all Pauline and Deuteropauline letters contain hortatory sections, parts in which the sender requests the addressees to act in certain ways. In Jewett’s proposal, there is no narratio in 2 Thessalonians; that is not astonishing when the letter belongs to the deliberative genre.

Anyhow, 1 Thessalonians makes the impression of being the first contact by letter 28 The setting of 2 Thessalonians between Paul and the Thessalonian church after his founding visit there. The attribution to Paul was generally accepted until the beginning of the nineteenth century. E. Chr. Schmidt published his ‘Vermutungen über die beiden Briefe an die Thessalonicher’ (Schmidt’s text can be found in Trilling 1972:159–61). 1–12, and concluded that the latter passage was a subsequent insertion into a Pauline letter.

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