st. paul, thessalonica, eschatology, faith, jews, antichrist, christians, thessalonians, corinth
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
In the autumn of 52 A. D. or somewhat earlier, while on his second great missionary journey, Paul, accompanied by Silas, paid his first visit to Thessalonica. Acts 17.
Being favorably situated on the Aegean Sea, Thessalonica was at that time the largest city of the Balkan Peninsula and one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire, vying with Rome and Alexandria for commercial supremacy. The population of Thessalonica must have exceeded 100,000. Many Jews lived there. It was just the place for Paul to undertake extensive missionary activity.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Thessalonians 3:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 3:6; Acts 18:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-10; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"Leading Thoughts on Eschatology in the Epistles to the Thessalonians,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 13, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol13/iss1/14