By Anthony C. Thiselton
This detailed remark on Paul’s early letters by means of a superb New testomony expert, presents a wide variety of unique views of the way humans have interpreted, and been prompted through, Paul’s first letters.Addresses questions about the content material, surroundings, and authenticity of the 2 Thessalonian letters, drawing on responses from major students, poets, hymn writers, preachers, theologians, and biblical students in the course of the agesOffers new insights into matters they increase pertaining to feminist biblical interpretation.Provides a historical past of two-way affects, as exemplified by way of Ulrich Luz, Hans Robert Jauss, and Hans-Georg GadamerWritten through Anthony Thiselton, a number one commentator at the Greek New testomony
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Both their joy and their tribulation constituted signs of their election. The Greek ple¯rophoria means much confidence, in contrast to many erroneous interpretations such as “fullness of spiritual gifts” (Turretin), or “fulfillment of the apostolic office” (Estius). Charles J. Ellicott (1816–1905) became professor of divinity at Cambridge, and subsequently bishop of Gloucester. indd 36 9/4/2010 9:14:43 AM 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10 37 yet been assumed by Paul and his converts” (Commentary, 1). He saw some vocabulary as unique to Paul, and asserted that labor (Greek, kopos) certainly carries overtones of “toil” (6).
Will imminently climax in the regnum Dei [the rule of God]” (17). This is not an alternative theme to that of justification by faith, but its condition. It provides “both ‘truth’ and ‘effective word’” (17), as it does in 2 Thessalonians. J. Louis Martyn adopts a similar approach, but in his case Paul’s concern for apocalyptic leads to a focus on an epistemology (or theory of knowledge) centered on the cross and resurrection as an act of God (“Epistemology at the Turn of the Ages: 2 Cor. 5:16”; “Apocalyptic Antimonies in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians”).
Calvin noted Paul’s rejection of pretense: “All mere pretence must vanish when people come into the presence of God” (19). As we might expect, he saw the good Christian character of the readers as “evidence of a sure election” (19, on 1 Thess. 1:4). The power of the Holy Spirit, Calvin comments, enabled the readers to have a “deep conviction” about the truth of the gospel, and to see it confirmed “by solid proofs” (20). ” Similarly he rejected the notion that there is “no eternal predestination of God that distinguishes between us and reprobates” (20).
1 and 2 Thessalonians Through the Centuries (Blackwell Bible Commentaries) by Anthony C. Thiselton