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First and Second Thessalonians

Author: Beverly Roberts Gaventa
Publisher: Louisville : John Knox Press, ©1998.
Series: Interpretation, a Bible commentary for teaching and preaching.
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The two epistles to the Thessalonians are a study in contrasts. A comparison reveals considerable similarities of structure and language, but differences in tone and content. The most important concerns of the first letter all but disappear in the second, and minor concerns of the first letter increase in intensity in the second. Even when issues and concerns are shared by both, 2 Thessalonians seems at odds with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Commentaries
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Gaventa, Beverly Roberts.
First and Second Thessalonians.
Louisville : John Knox Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97030706
(OCoLC)37353915
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beverly Roberts Gaventa
ISBN: 9780585309880 0585309884 9781611642520 1611642523
OCLC Number: 45728732
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 138 pages).
Series Title: Interpretation, a Bible commentary for teaching and preaching.
Other Titles: 1 and 2 Thessalonians
Responsibility: Beverly Roberts Gaventa.

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The two epistles to the Thessalonians are a study in contrasts. A comparison reveals considerable similarities of structure and language, but differences in tone and content. The most important concerns of the first letter all but disappear in the second, and minor concerns of the first letter increase in intensity in the second. Even when issues and concerns are shared by both, 2 Thessalonians seems at odds with comments in 1 Thessalonians. In this commentary, Beverly Roberts Gaventa discusses the issues central to each epistle, identifying what makes each book important for the life of the church today, as well as for preachers and teachers.

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