The first Christians at Thessalonica struggled with persecution and with how to live a holy life till Jesus' return. In this volume, Williams discusses the background of Paul's two Thessalonian letters and explains the significance of Greek terms so that the force of Paul's words comes through. The format includes section-by-section exposition of the NIV, all Greek transliterated, and separate textual and technical notes.
The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps readers navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the truth found in this commentary series.
David J. Williams, PhD, ThM, was educated at the University of Melbourne and Fuller Theological Seminary and served as vice principal of Ridley College Melbourne. His publications include The Promise of His Coming and Paulâ€™s Metaphors.