By Maarten J.J. Menken
During this lucid disclose the second one letter to the Thessalonians is approached from a ancient viewpoint. The letter is learn as a part of a strategy of conversation among its sender and the unique addressees, making it available to the trendy reader.2 Thessalonians encompasses a translation of the quick Greek textual content; an old exam of the letter's style, authorship and spiritual milieu; an creation to apocalyptic eschatology and an in depth remark at the letter.Maarten Menken's e-book will entice theologians, ministers of faith, scholars of theology and all these attracted to bible study.
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The interest of the writer can be focused on the fate of the people or on the fate of the individual, on a coming age on earth or in heaven; the coming age can be depicted in material or in spiritual terms, as a renewal of the present age or as the creation of something entirely different, and between all these extremes, various intermediate positions are possible. ‘APOCALYPSE’ AND ‘APOCALYPTICISM’ Now we should be aware that the word ‘apocalyptic’ has been used above in the sense it has in our ordinary language.
In fact, the parts of 1 Thessalonians that are most clearly paralleled in 2 Thessalonians are the more general or formulaic sections of the letter (prescript, thanksgivings, prayers, general admonitions, letter-closing). 6–12). 1–12 as his own main contribution) using 1 Thessalonians as a model. This literary dependence is the decisive argument against Pauline authorship of 2 Thessalonians, and consequently we are confronted with the question: why did this unknown author pose as Paul? 2 THESSALONIANS AS A PSEUDONYMOUS LETTER We encounter here the phenomenon of pseudonymity, that is the adoption, by the author of a work, of a name other than his or her own.
Apocalyptic eschatology has its organic place in writings which purport to render direct revelation from God, obtained in journeys through, or visions of, the heavenly world, or in dreams, or through an intermediary such as an angel. A few examples may illustrate this. 13–14). 15–28). Here we have, first, mysterious revelation in Daniel’s dream, and then its explanation by the angelus interpres, the ‘interpreting angel’. The same pattern is found in Daniel 8, while in Daniel 9 the mysterious revelation consists in words of the prophet Jeremiah (Jer.