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Get some of the most significant classic studies on the Thessalonian correspondence from the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. With notable authors such as Oxford don Alfred Plummer, Puritan minister John Jewel, and Scottish exegete James Macknight, Classic Commentaries and Studies on Thessalonians offers over 5,000 pages of exegetical analysis, rhetorical context, contextual comparison, and interpretation. These volumes have had an enduring impact on the exegesis of the earliest of Paul’s letters, and this exceptional collection provides easy accessibility to this wealth of significant scholarship.

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  • Notable authors from a variety of backgrounds
  • Over 5,000 pages of notable scholarship on 1 and 2 Thessalonians
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Commentaries on the Epistle to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians

  • Author: John Calvin
  • Translator: John Pringle
  • Publisher: Calvin Translation Society
  • Publication Date: 1851
  • Pages: 384

Calvin’s commentaries are, in the words of Philip Schaff, one of the few exegetical works that have outlived their generation. Calvin preached and wrote prolifically on the Bible. His commentaries display a rare combination of exegetical insight, pastoral concern, and theological depth which have inspired generations of Christians.

A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistles of Paul to the Thessalonians

  • Author: John Eadie
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 373

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Eadie’s last commentary on the New Testament—on the text of the Thessalonian epistles—is attentive to the minute details of the Greek text. Although he writes in the tradition of the great Greek scholars of his generation, he also provides original research on the text, tracing the arguments in Paul’s thinking and presenting thorough linguistic and exegetical notes. The final completion of Eadie’s commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians was interrupted by his death in 1876. Final editing and publication was arranged by his friend, John Cairns, yet the work remains substantially Eadie’s.

St. Paul’s Epistles to the Thessalonians

  • Author: Charles J. Ellicott
  • Publisher: W.F. Draper
  • Publication Date: 1862
  • Pages: 167

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In this volume, Bishop Charles J. Ellicott presents his grammatical and exegetical comments on Paul’s letters to the Thessalonian church.

St. Paul's Epistles to the Thessalonians

  • Author: George Milligan
  • Publisher: MacMillan
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 304

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George Milligan's classic commentary on the Greek version of St. Paul's Epistle to the Thessalonians. Contains extensive verse-by-verse exegetical commentary, as well as additional notes on various subjects relating to the Epistle.

George Milligan was born in 1860 in Scotland. The son of a Biblical studies professor, Milligan also became a prominent Biblical scholar and professor at Glasgow University. He is well-known for his contributions to Greek New Testament studies.

An Exposition upon the Two Epistles of the Apostle St. Paul to the Thessalonians

  • Author: John Jewell
  • Publisher: B. Wertheim
  • Publication Date: 1841
  • Pages: 324

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In An Exposition upon the Two Epistles of the Apostle St. Paul to the Thessalonians, noted Church of England apologist John Jewel expounds upon these texts for the use and benefit of the Church.

John Jewell (sometimes spelled Jewell) (1522–1571) was a bishop who sought to ground the Church of England in its traditional beliefs after the divisions caused by Henry VIII, Edward VI, and Mary I. In his sermons, he challenged the Catholic Church to defend its beliefs out of Scripture or the words of the Church Fathers. The ensuing debates led him to publish Apology of the Church of England, which presented a precise explanation of the stance of the Church of England against Catholicism and established him as the literary apologist of his time.

An Introduction to the Thessalonian Epistles

  • Author: E. H. Askwith
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Publication Date: 1902
  • Pages: 168

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In An Introduction to the Thessalonian Epistles, E. H. Askwith argues for Pauline authorship of both epistles, examines the authenticity of each, and interprets the eschatological section of 2 Thessalonians 2.

E. H. Askwith was chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge, and is the author of numerous books, including The Epistle to the Galatians, The Christian Conception of Holiness, and The Historical Value of the Fourth Gospel.

Lectures on the Epistles to the Thessalonians

  • Author: William Lincoln
  • Publisher: John Ritchie
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 75

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William Lincoln offers his Lectures on the Epistles to the Thessalonians, dedicated to the “grand and intensely practical theme” of the coming of the Lord, mentioned in every chapter of these epistles. He draws the readers’ attention to the Messiah coming for his saints and appearing with his saints, as well as to his final judgment.

William Lincoln was a nineteenth-century theologian. Lincoln is the author of several titles including The Epistle to the Philippians, Lectures on the Book of Revelation, Josephus and Jesus, and Notes of Lectures on the Epistle to the Hebrews.

The New–Century Bible: Thessalonians and Galatians

  • Author: W. F. Adeney
  • Publisher: T. C. & E. C. Jack
  • Publication Date: 1902
  • Pages: 344

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In The New–Century Bible: Thessalonians and Galatians, W. F. Adeney offers an introduction to Thessalonians and Galatians, based on the text of the Authorized Version and the Revised Version with annotations. This volume also includes a map of Asia Minor and Greece, showing the journeys of St. Paul.

W. F. Adeney was principal at Lancashire Independent College, Manchester, and canon and professor of New Testament exegesis, New College, London. He is the author of How to Read the Bible.

The Westminster New Testament: Thessalonians and Corinthians

  • Author: Robert Mackintosh
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 274

In The Westminster New Testament: Thessalonians and Corinthians, Robert Mackintosh expounds upon the epistles of Thessalonians—credited by many as the first of the works of Paul—and Corinthians.

Robert Mackintosh was a professor of apologetics at Lancashire Independent College, Manchester. His numerous works include Christianity and Sin, Hegel and Hegelianism, Essays towards a New Theology, and A First Primer of Apologetics.

Entire Sanctification: A Sermon as Preached by the Late Samuel Hick

  • Author: Samuel Hick
  • Publisher: G. Harrison
  • Publication Date: 1830
  • Pages: 20

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This volume contains a sermon on 1 Thessalonians 5:16–23 by popular preacher Samuel Hick of Yorkshire. In a humble style, he exhorts his listeners to rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing, and follow the other precepts laid out in this passage of Thessalonians. Hick declares that, “It is religion that makes good husbands, good wives, good children. . . . It is the best thing that a man can have in this world, and it is what will fit him for heaven.” This volume includes two hymns composed by Hick.

Samuel Hick (1758–1829) was a minister in Micklefield, Yorkshire, who preached throughout England. Hick was illiterate when he began his ministry, but his call to preach was strong and he eventually became a clergyman. His life was chronicled by James Everett in The Village Blacksmith.

Lectures on the Epistles of Paul to the Thessalonians

  • Author: John Lillie
  • Publisher: Robert Carter and Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1860
  • Pages: 585

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In Lectures on the Epistles of Paul to the Thessalonians, John Lille gives an exposition of Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians. Also included is a translation of Thessalonians from Lille.

John Lillie was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Kingston, New York.

A New Literal Translation, from the Original, of the Apostle Paul’s First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians with Commentary and Notes

  • Author: James Macknight
  • Publisher: G. G. J. and J. Robinson
  • Publication Date: 1787
  • Pages: 158

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In this commentary, James Macknight offers his exegesis and exposition on both of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonian church. Included in Macknight’s work is the author’s translation of the Thessalonian correspondence, commentary and notes on certain topics and themes in Thessalonians.

James Macknight was a minister in the Church of Scotland at a church in Edinburgh. He is also the author of A Harmony of the Gospels.

Family Readings on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Thessalonians

  • Author: William Niven
  • Publisher: Hatchards
  • Publication Date: 1875
  • Pages: 388

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William Niven’s Family Readings on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Thessalonians is an exposition through the Thessalonian letters. As the title suggests, Niven’s commentary was to be read in a family setting, thus making it a very practical and easy to read commentary.

Rev. William Niven was the author of Thoughts on the Kingdom of God and Family Readings on the Philippians.

Lectures Chiefly Expository on St. Paul’s First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians

  • Author: John Hutchison
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 369

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Primarily expository in nature, John Hutchison’s Lectures Chiefly Expository on St. Paul’s First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians cover both of Paul’s letters to the church in Thessalonica. First given as lectures, they are reworked by the author to form a commentary proper that covers both of Paul’s epistles section-by-section.

John Hutchison was senior minister of United Presbyterian Church in Bonnington, Edinburgh. He was educated at the University of Glasgow. He also studied at the universities of Berlin and Heidelberg. He is also the author of a commentary on Philippians, Our Lord’s Message to the Seven Churches of Asia, Our Lord’s Signs in St. John’s Gospel, and The Church: Its Life and Work.

Commentary on the Epistles to the Thessalonians

  • Author: William Arnold Stevens
  • Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 116

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William Steven’ Commentary on the Epistles to the Thessalonians is an exposition of both of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians. Although the text of the commentary in is English, Dr. Steven follows closely the Greek text in his exegesis of the letters. After a concise, yet thorough introduction, Stevens proceeds through Thessalonians in a section-by-section manner.

William Arnold Stevens was educated at Harvard University, Leipzig, and Berlin. He served as professor of Greek at Denison University and later became Trevor professor of New Testament interpretation at Rochester Theological Seminary. He is the author of Outline Handbook of the Life of Christ and A Harmony of the Gospels in English.

Critical and Exegetical Handbook to the Epistles of St. Paul to the Thessalonians

  • Author: Gottlieb Lunemann
  • Translator: Rev. Paton J. Gloag
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1880
  • Pages: 278

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Extensive and exhaustive in nature, Gottlieb Lunemann’s is an exegetical commentary on the letters of Paul to the Thessalonians. Relying primarily on the Greek text, Lunemann proceeds through the Greek text verse-by-verse at a time, interacting with both primary literature as well as author commentators of his day.

Gottlieb Lunemann taught at the University of Göttingen.

A Fruitful Sermon upon Part of the Fifth Chapter of the First Epistle of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians

  • Author: Henrie Smith
  • Editor: H. T. Price
  • Publisher: Halle
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 82

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Considered to be one of the most popular Puritan preacher at the time of Elizabeth’s reign, Henrie Smith’s A Fruitful Sermon upon Part of the Fifth Chapter of the First Epistle of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians is a powerful example of the precise nature of preaching during the sixteenth-century. Smith expounds on the fifth chapter of 1 Thessalonians, offering insight and expostion on 5:19–22.

Henrie Smith was a Puritan minister during the reign of Elizabeth. He was educated at Oxford and Cambridge. He was well known for his sermons at St. Clement Danes.

St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Thessalonians: A Devotional Commentary

  • Author: A. R. Buckland
  • Publisher: The Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 204

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As the title indicates, A. R. Buckland’s St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Thessalonians: A Devotional Commentary is a devotional commentary, offering devotional and expositional insight into the text of Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians. Buckland’s commentary is practical, as well as pastoral, desiring to cultivate a love for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Rev. A. R. Buckland was Morning Preacher at the Founding Hospital.

A Commentary on St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Thessalonians

  • Author: Alfred Plummer
  • Publisher: Robert Scott
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 152

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As with his many other commentaries, Alfred Plummer’s Commentary on St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Thessalonians is a scholarly masterpiece. Exegetically informed, Plummer proceeds through the text of Second Thessalonians verse-by-verse, offering insights into the text, culture, and background of Paul’s writing. While this commentary is based on the English text of 2 Thessalonians, Plummer’s commentary is informed by the Greek text behind the English, making Plummer’s commentary a useful addition for exegetical study.

Alfred Plummer was Master of University College, Durham, and formerly a Fellow and Senior Tutor of Trinity College, Oxford. He was one of the original editors of this ICC series, and wrote the volume on Luke, 2 Corinthians, and co-authored a volume on 1 Corinthians. He is also the author of a number of commentaries in the Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges. Plummer also a contributed to the The Expositor’s Bible commentary set.

Lectures on St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Thessalonians

  • Author: R. V. Dunlop
  • Publisher: R. Grant & Son
  • Publication Date: 1882
  • Pages: 106

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Robert Dunlop’s Lectures on St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Thessalonians consist of twelve lectures on Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians. Due to an untimely death, Dunlop’s lectures only cover the first four chapters of 1 Thessalonians. Nevertheless, Dunlop’s are expositional and practical in nature.

Robert Veitch Dunlop was Vicar in the Church of Scotland.

The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians: Analysis and Notes

  • Author: G. W. Garrod
  • Publisher: Macmillan & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 163

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G. W. Garrod’s The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians: Analysis and Notes is a verse-by-verse exposition of Paul’s second letter to the church in Thessalonica. In this commentary, Garrod analyzes 2 Thessalonians, offering explanatory notes on key words, phrases, and topics.

G. W. Garrod was Principal of the Ripon and Wakefield Diocesan Training College.

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