Thessalonian


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Thessalonian

1. of or relating to ancient Thessalonica (modern Salonika)
2. an inhabitant of ancient Thessalonica
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Considering the evidence given it is difficult to concur that Paul's advice to the Thessalonian believers is "stop witnessing--to the extent that you will not be able to provide adequately for your own families--and start working" (218).
Paul's Thessalonicher (109) are mostly Jewish or "God-fearing" Greeks in Acts 17:4; but in 1 Thessalonians 1:9 they are clearly (ex-)pagan worshipers of Cabirus or Dionysus, a Thracian-Phrygian cult marked by Rosalienfest of roses and wreaths placed at a co-worshiper's grave by night--disapproved in 1 Thessalonians 5:7 (114-128).
Here lies one key to Paul's choice of terms in the description of the Jews: they are to be guilty of charges equally applicable to the Thessalonian opponents.
Because the authenticity of 2 Thessalonians is challenged by some, for example, he does not make it one of his main exegetical passages.
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 119:137-144; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10
We get the sense from First Thessalonians that Paul tries, at least at first, to fill the gap left by the separation.
However, he views the history as being short on solutions because the answers do not explain persuasively how Paul could have preached a future resurrection from the dead to the Thessalonian believers, and yet have them grieving over the dead believers as nonbelievers would grieve (274-76).
The Thessalonian strategy is less Chicken Little and more ostrich-like in its method.
McNicol has developed his argument further from that paper by bringing in Pauline evidence from the Thessalonian letters and also by offering an analysis of Matthew's version of the discourse.
After an extended methodological introduction, he covers the epistolary backbone: Romans and the Corinthian correspondence; augmenting the backbone: Philippians and Galatians; locating the Thessalonian correspondence; locating Philemon, Colossians, and "Ephesians;" and locating Titus and 1 and 2 Timothy.
6), the Thessalonian church has become an example throughout Greece of hospitality and fidelity to the worship of the true God.
PAUL'S wise advice to the Thessalonians has these words: "Respect those who work among you and who preside over you in the Lord and admonish you.