NT734: Greek Exegesis of 1 Thessalonians

Dr. Bruce Compton


Attention is given to the historical background, genre, theme, and structure of 1 Thessalonians. Using a grammatical-historical hermeneutic, emphasis is placed on tracing the author’s argument and addressing the interpretive and theological issues of the epistle in the analogy of faith. Prerequisites: NT702.

Textbooks Required:

o Green, Gene. The Letters to the Thessalonians. PNTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

Textbooks Recommended:

o Aland, Kurt, et al. The Greek NT, 5th ed. with dictionary, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2014.

o Bauer, Danker, Arndt, and Gingrich, eds. A Greek English–Lexicon of the NT, 3d ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

o Bruce, F. F. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Word. Waco, TX: Word, 2015.

o Fee, Gordon. The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

o Hiebert, D. Edmond. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Revised ed. Winona Lake, IN: BMH, 1996.

o Martin, D. Michael. 1, 2 Thessalonians. NAC. Nashville: Broadman, 1995.

o Metzger, Bruce. A Textual Commentary on the Greek NT, 2nd ed., Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2005.

o Morris. Leon. 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Revised ed. TNTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991.

o Osborne, Grant R. 1 & 2 Thessalonians Verse by Verse. Bellingham: Lexham, 2018.

o Shogren, Gary. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. ZECNT. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

o Wanamaker, C. A. A Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians. NIGTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990.

o Weima, Jeffrey. 1–2 Thessalonians. BECNT. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014.

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