Contributing his 3rd volume to the acclaimed NICNT internationally influential scholar Gordon D. Fee presents The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians [NICNT].
Readers familiar with the NICNT and of Fee, will need no introductions. This commentary, much in Fee's typical style, is a fresh approach and lucid, scholarly, and very readable exposition of these earliest of Pauline letters. Fee's historical mastery of the 1st century and of text criticism shine through as does his brilliance in handling secondary literature. Released in 2009, this commentary replaces Leon Morris' work on the Thessalonian Epistles, which is now available as an independent commentary from Eerdmans.
In this commentary Gordon Fee aims first and foremost to offer a fresh exposition of the text of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. He shows the reader what is in the biblical text, what the text meant in the first century, and what it means now. Fee reveals the logic of each argument or narrative before moving on to the details of each verse, and he concludes each section with a theological-practical reflection on the meaning of the text today. Among other things, Fee explores the occasion for writing for each epistle, restoring 2 Thessalonians to the place it deserves as a full companion to the first letter, rather than merely a tagalong to 1 Thessalonians.
Gordon D. Fee is professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Regent College, Vancouver, and general editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series.
Christianity Today, Award of Merit, Biblical Studies (2010)