Black’s New Testament Commentary: First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians
by Ernest Best
The 1974 estimate by Interpretation that Ernest Best's volume on 1 & 2 Thessalonians "is probably the best exegetical study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians available . . . a superb commentary" continues to ring true nearly twenty years later. This is indeed one of the finest commentaries on 1 & 2 Thessalonians available—in any language. The Journal of Theological Studies called it "exhaustive" and concluded by saying that the commentary is "reliable, judicious, and nearly always lucid. He [Best] . . . takes us as far as we can reasonably go in understanding the mind of Paul as it expressed itself in these writings."
Praise for the Print Edition
. . . a great help to pastors and teachers . . .
—Journal of Biblical Literature
Biblical students have long needed a thorough modern commentary on these two letters to Thessalonica. Ernest Best . . . has responded with a volume that admirably fills this lacuna.
—Anglican Theological Review
- Title: Black’s New Testament Commentary: First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians
- Author: Ernest Best
- Publisher: Hendrickson
- Publication Date: 1986
- Pages: 416
About Ernest Best
Ernest Best is Professor Emeritus and Dean of Faculty, University of Glasgow, and has published widely in the field of biblical studies, including Mark: The Gospel as Story, Second Corinthians (Interpretation series), Ephesians, available from Logos as part of the Sheffield/T & T Clark Bible Guides Collection, and Paul and His Converts. He has also written the volume on Ephesians as part of the International Critical Commentary Series.