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1 & 2 Thessalonians (Word Biblical Commentary #45)

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The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published August 13th 1982 by Thomas Nelson
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Jacob O'connor
Apr 23, 2015 Jacob O'connor rated it really liked it
This was the most technical and demanding of the commentaries I've read on Thessalonians. For instance, Bruce expects his readers to have a working knowledge of Koine Greek.

Bruce follows a trend. Many Thessalonians commentators are quite comfortable with the idea that Paul may have been wrong about the timing of the parousia. Bruce notes that Paul expected it to happen within his lifetime, and that's it. No lengthy explanations, no cartwheels over the text trying to make sense of it. There's no
Aug 27, 2007 Jim rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Pastor, bible students and scholars
This is F. F. Bruce at this best. This commentary is accessible to the bible student, reliable and helpful to the pastor. This is nothing outlandishly new but solid widely helpful comment on the text that is set in the Pauline corpus.
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Frederick Fyvie Bruce FBA was a Biblical scholar who supported the historical reliability of the New Testament. His first book, The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? (1943), was voted by the American evangelical periodical Christianity Today in 2006 as one of the top 50 books "which had shaped evangelicals".
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