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The Pulpit Commentary (Classic Reprint)

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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Pages:608
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):2.2
  • Dimensions (in):9 x 6 x 1.4
  • Publication Date:July 28, 2012
  • ASIN:B008YGJA94

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The Authorship of theE pistlr. There is no doubt that the author of this First Epistle to the Thegsaloniaus is the Apostle Paul. This is one of those scriptural writings the genuineness of which has been almost universally acknowledged. It has been called in question only by theologians of the most extreme school of criticism,1 and has even been admitted by some belonging to that sohooP The external evidence in its favour is strong. It is indirectly alluded to by the apostolic Fathers; it is directly referred to by such early Fathers as I renseus, Clement of A lexandria, and Tertullian; it is contained in theM uratorian Canon, and in the earlyS yriac and Latin versions belonging to the second century ;and its genuineness has never been challenged until recent times. To quote only one of these Fathers; I renseus (a.d. 179) thus writes: And on account of this the apostle, explaining himself, has set forth the perfect man of salvation, saying thus in the First Epistle to tho Thesalonians: And may the God of peace sanctify you wholly, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved without complaint until the advent of theL ord Jesus Christ (A dv. Hseres., v. 6, 1). Nor is the internal evidence less strong than the external. The character of Paul is distinctly impressed upon this Epistle; his intense love for his converts, his anxiety about their spiritual welfare, his joy when he receives a favourable account of their faith and charity, his zeal for the cause of theL ord for which he is ready to sacrifice everything, his noble independence of spirit, all these characteristics of the apostle are seen in this Epistle. So also the style and mode of expression are Paul s. We have the same employment of emphatic terms, the same rich use of synonyms, the same 1S ee authors Pauline Epistles, pp. 79 106. Baur and the Tubingen school; Hilgenfeld, hawevar, asser
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