Zondervan Vital Introductions to the New Testament – 1-two Thessalonians


I’m excited to announce the starting of a new series referred to as the Zondervan Vital Introductions to the New Testament, edited by myself, with the very first volume by Nijay Gupta on 1-two Thesslonians.

This series is not a commentary or a theology of each and every specific book, but is about all the essential and technical troubles associated to authorship, date, provenance, text, genre, and so on. It is the classic Historisch-Kritischen Einteilung for all the dense and detailed stuff that only gets a rudimentary mention in the commentaries.

Other volumes are scheduled, like Mark Strauss on the Gospel of Mark, Brian Rosner on 1 Corinthians, Ian Paul on Revelation, Sarah Harris on Luke, and a lot more.

Pre-order Gupta’s inaugural volume for the new series, it is terrific, and definitely required for any person functioning in the Thessalonian letters.

Here’s the blurb:

The study of Paul’s Thessalonian letters is enjoying fresh interest nowadays. These texts are viewed as by a lot of to be amongst the earliest extant Christian documents. They are integrated in conversations about early Jewish and Christian apocalypticism. New insights are coming from examination of the religious, socio-cultural, and political contexts of Roman Thessalonica. And, seeking back, these letters have played an essential part in the improvement of Christian eschatology. This volumes serves as an up-to-date guide to these academic discussions and debates and significantly a lot more.

This volume on 1 and two Thessalonians in the Zondervan Vital Introductions to the New Testament series gives a volume-length engagement with subjects that commonly only get brief therapies in biblical commentaries or in New Testament Introductions. This volume addresses:

  • Authorship
  • Date
  • Audience
  • Socio-Historical Context
  • Genre
  • Objective
  • Integrity
  • Textual History
  • Greek Style
  • Structure
  • Argument
  • Other Vital Problems
  • Major Interpretive Problems
  • Reception into the Canon
  • Chosen History of Interpretation
  • Bibliography


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