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A region of east-central Greece between the Pindus Mountains and the Aegean Sea. Settled before 1000 bc, it reached the height of its power in the sixth century bc but soon declined because of internal conflicts.

Thes·sa′lian (thĕ-sā′lē-ən, -sāl′yən), Thes′sa·lo′ni·an (-lō′nē-ən) adj. & n.


(Placename) of or relating to ancient Thessalonica (modern Salonika)
(Historical Terms) an inhabitant of ancient Thessalonica
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Noun1.Thessalonian - a native or inhabitant of Thessalonica
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
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In this letter familial metaphors are used primarily in two ways: (1) in an intergenerational and paradoxical manner, particularly in Paul's self-description as father, nursing-mother, infant, and orphan; and (2) in an interrelational mode, especially in denoting the Thessalonian community as Paul's children and as brothers and sisters to each other.
Five conic from Koester's ongoing; interest in the Thessalonian letters.
The final inquiries concern the possible relation of Thessalonian Jews to the famed theos hypsistos inscription (220) and Paul as house guest of Jason, involved with him in attacks on the "Jesus trouble-makers" (1 Thess.
His aim is to distinguish the Thessalonian church sharply from its opponents and to link it more closely with himself (p.
breaks the Thessalonian and Corinthian passages into two separate chapters each, without seriously addressing their respective literary contexts or rhetorical functions.
The Thessalonian community is warned about the one who "exalts himself .
This first Pauline sample also shows us the tender Paul, who describes himself as both nursing mother and caring father to his Thessalonian church.
In his breakthrough campaign, Konstantinou scored 17 goals in 25 games in the 1996/97 season which subsequently resulted in a transfer to Greek side Iraklis, and from the Thessalonian side he then moved to Panathinaikos for a record e1/411.
This essay does not attempt either to provide a type of commentary on Paul's Thessalonian correspondence or to present the long history of its interpretation.
The Thessalonian you're fighting, he's the biggest man I've ever seen.
Imagine yourself a Thessalonian Christian for a moment.
Though Thessaly in more associated with Nymph lore than any other part of Greece, little physical evidence of the cult remains, he says, so the Karapla cave constitutes a crucial resource for studying Thessalonian religion.