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1 and 2 Thessalonians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary
1 and 2 Thessalonians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary Ben Witherington III 0802828361 9780802828361 1 & 2 Thessalonians stand as some of the very earliest Christian documents, and yet they appear quite late in Pauls missionary career, giving them
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1 and 2 Thessalonians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary by Ben Witherington III

1 & 2 Thessalonians stand as some of the very earliest Christian documents, and yet they appear quite late in Pauls missionary career, giving them a unique context well worth exploring.In this first full-scale socio-rhetorical commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Ben Witherington gleans fresh insight from reading Pauls text in the light of rhetorical concerns and patterns, early Jewish theology and the first-century historical situation in Macedonia. As with any socio-rhetorical commentary, the unique approach helps readers to unearth insights that would otherwise remain hidden using only form criticism, epistolary categories and traditional criticism. Witheringtons work also features a new, clear translation of the Greek text and a thorough bibliography that pays special attention to socio-rhetorical concerns. Additionally, he details Thessalonicas place as the Metropolis of Macedonia, and carefully unpacks the social situation of Paul and his recipients. Scholars will cherish the careful analysis and rhetorical insights, while Witheringtons clear prose and sensitivity to Pauls ideas makes 1 & 2 Thessalonians ideal for all who desire a useful, readable commentary on this important early manuscript.

Author: Ben Witherington III

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Eerdmans

Publication Date: 2006-11-02

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