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pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
See Table at Bible.


(Bible) (functioning as singular) either of two books of the New Testament (in full The First and Second Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians)


(ˌθɛs əˈloʊ ni ənz)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
either of two books of the New Testament, I Thessalonians or II Thessalonians, written by Paul.


[ˌθesəˈləʊnɪənz] NPLtesalonios mpl
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Burke's intention is to comprehend more fully Paul's use of familial language in 1 Thessalonians by an investigation of such terminology in antiquity.
Paul speaks for the martyred when he says that because "we deeply care for you," he wants to share not only the gospel "but also out own selves" (1 Thessalonians 2:8).
These areas are (1) Paul within his Jewish context, (2) 1 Thessalonians in its Greco-Roman context, and (3) key theological issues in Pauline studies.
The Thessalonians cross over to vibrant possibilities because the "word of God" is "at work in you believers" (1 Thessalonians 2:13).
Canonical 2 Thessalonians is nowhere mentioned in the index or perceptibly elsewhere, though perhaps "the Thes.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (I Thessalonians 5:16-18, NRSV).
When Paul wrote to the Thessalonians (second reading), he spoke of this hope as a grace from God to encourage and strengthen believers.
Victor Furnish's commentary on the Thessalonians letters is impressive.
Verses from Ezekiel were read by Paline Gee, from Thessalonians by Jenny Perkins and Matthew's Gospel by Maureen Weaving.
Without this longing, it is easy to disguise our own desires and needs as God's, and we end up "opposing and exalting" ourselves above everything and everyone else (2 Thessalonians 2:4).
On the minus side are its omission of the creedal formulas of 1 Thessalonians from the study of confessions of faith (28-31), its failure to distinguish the literary genre of 2 Timothy from that of 1 Timothy and Titus (31-34), and its affirmation of the centrality of the "cross" rather than the death of Jesus in Mark (103).
I Thessalonians 5:11 reminds us to encourage one another and to build each other up in the Lord.