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1 & 2 Thessalonians Verse by Verse (Osborne New Testament Commentaries)
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1 & 2 Thessalonians Verse by Verse (Osborne New Testament Commentaries)

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Lexham Press 2018

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1 & 2 Thessalonians Verse by Verse

Paul’s letters to the church in Thessalonica are often considered two of the less important of his letters, but they were written to an important city and a church facing important issues. In addition to addressing the issue of Christ’s return and the problem of people who refused to work, these letters model a truly loving relationship between a pastor and a congregation.

In 1 & 2 Thessalonians Verse by Verse, respected New Testament scholar Grant R. Osborne shows readers that in a culture demanding that everyone participate in the worship of the Roman Empire’s gods, the Thessalonians desperately needed resources that would help them withstand the pressure to conform. These letters provide us with a thrilling example of affection among believers in extremely hard times and help us see how that affection can make severe trials bearable.

The Osborne New Testament Commentaries

Lexham Press is proud to announce a New Testament commentary series from respected biblical scholar Grant R. Osborne. His seminal work, The Hermeneutical Spiral, has become a standard for biblical interpretation, and as a culmination of his life’s ministry, he's bringing his academic acumen to an accessible, application-focused commentary.

The Osborne New Testament Commentaries interpret Scripture verse by verse, bridging the gap between scholarship and the Church. This set of commentaries is for people seeking a straightforward explanation of the text in its context, avoiding either oversimplification or technical complexity. Osborne brings out the riches of the New Testament, making each book accessible for pastors and all who consider themselves students of Scripture.

 

In addition to 1 & 2 Thessalonians Verse by Verse, three other volumes in the Osborne New Testament Commentaries are available in a four-volume collection.

Praise for the Osborne New Testament Commentaries

With this new series, readers will have before them what we—his students—experienced in all of Professor Osborne's classes: patient regard for every word in the text, exegetical finesse, a preference for an eclectic resolution to the options facing the interpreter, a sensitivity to theological questions, and most of all a reverence for God's word.

—Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor in New Testament, Northern Seminary

The Osborne New Testament Commentaries draw from the deep well of a lifetime of serious study and teaching. They present significant interpretive insights in a highly accessible, spiritually nurturing format. This is a tremendous resource that will serve a new generation of Bible readers well for years to come. Highly recommended!

—Andreas J. Kӧstenberger, Founder of Biblical Foundations™, senior research professor of New Testament & biblical theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Contents

  • Introduction to 1 and 2 Thessalonians
  • 1 Thessalonians
    • Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians
    • The Defense of Proper Christian Ministry
    • Paul’s Desire to See the Thessalonians Again
    • The Holy Lifestyle That Pleases God
    • Confusion Over the Future of the Dead at Christ’s Return
    • Getting Ready for the Day of the Lord
    • Final Instructions for Church Life
  • 2 Thessalonians
    • Thanksgiving and Prayer
    • The Day of the Lord and the Men of Lawlessness
    • Further Thanksgiving and Issues
    • The Solution for Disruptive Idlers, and Closing Greetings

Product Details

  • Title: 1 & 2 Thessalonians Verse by Verse
  • Author: Grant R. Osborne
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Page Count: 288
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9781683590774

About Grant R. Osborne

Grant R. Osborne is professor emeritus of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of numerous books, including The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, and commentaries on Revelation (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), Romans (IVP New Testament Commentary), Matthew (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), and John, James, 1-2 Peter, and Jude (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary). He has also taught at Winnipeg Theological Seminary and the University of Aberdeen, and has pastored churches in Ohio and Illinois.

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