The first letter of st paul to the thessalonians was likely the first written letter of the new testament of the bible, and was composed about 51 ad in order of appearance, first thessalonians is preceded by paul's letter to the colossians and followed by his second letter to the thessalonians. Letters of paul to the thessalonians, two new testament letters written by paul from corinth, greece, about ad 50 and addressed to the christian community he had founded in macedonia the first letter was written after timothy, his co-worker, returned from thessalonia to report that the new converts had stood fast in the lord despite persecution.
The first and second letters of paul to the thessalonians paul's letters to the thessalonians by felix just, sj, phd the first and second letters to the thessalonians within the nt canon the epistolary structure of 1 and 2 thessalonians a literary and historical overview of 1 thessalonians a literary and historical overview of 2. In the first entry in the 1 thessalonians bible junkies commentary i began by looking at introductory matters, which were comprised of comments on the nature of a greco-roman letter, and the.
B the passages in 2 thessalonians refer to a letter from paul (2:2, 15 3:17) and if we assume this letter not to be 1 thessalonians, then we have the problem of a lost letter c the personal reminiscences forming so prominent a part of the first letter are lacking in the second, which seems natural if the letter is a sequel to the first. Watch our read scripture video on 1 thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought in 1 thessalonians, paul directs the persecuted thessalonian.
The first epistle to the thessalonians, usually referred to simply as first thessalonians (written 1 thessalonians and abbreviated 1 thess or 1 thes), is the thirteenth book from the new testament of the christian biblethe first letter to the thessalonians was likely the first of paul's letters, probably written by the end of ad 52. First thessalonians is a short letter, and much of it is comprised of paul’s personal words of encouragement when the letter takes a turn into doctrine and instruction, it is to briefly address two major issues. The first letter to the thessalonians when paul parted from barnabas ( acts 15:36 – 41 ) at the beginning of what is called his second missionary journey, he chose silvanus (silas) as his traveling companion.
Paul’s first letter to the thessalonians is the perfect remedy for such a feeling its focus on christ’s return provides water for the thirsty soul today, encouraging growth in maturity by providing hope in the midst of suffering or uncertainty.