1 & 2 Thessalonians Commentary

1 & 2 Thessalonians Commentary

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The Thessalonian epistles are probably best known for what they reveal about the last days. But there is much more to these letters than just end times prophecy. In this devotional commentary, John F. Walvoord, one of evangelicalism's most prominent leaders, and Mark Hitchcock, a leading Bible prophecy expert, guide you through the prophecy and exhort believers on practical matters such as moral purity, disciplined living, church relationships, prayer and church discipline.

Walvoord's stalwart writing has been greatly expanded upon by Hitchcock, with additional introductory and background material, charts, and in-depth explanations at key points. Now also updated with the Bible content in the English Standard Version (ESV), this volume in the renewed Walvoord Commentary Series stands ready to reach a whole new generation with the spiritual insights the apostle Paul had for the Thessalonians.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 173 pages
  • 162.56 x 229.62 x 16.26mm | 399.16g
  • Chicago, United States
  • English
  • 0802402488
  • 9780802402486
  • 1,374,568

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1 & 2 Thessalonians BCC 12/21/11

So much more than just end times prophecy...

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The Thessalonian epistles are probably best known for what they reveal about the last days. Charles Ryries says, "They sparkle with the brilliance of the captivating power of the gospel of the grace of Christ." Dr. Walvoord's commentary on these epistles has been edited and streamlined by Philip Rawley and supplemented by prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock. Together they help to keep Walvoord's great commentary teaching viable for future generations of Bible students!

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In the first century Thessalonica was the capital of Macedonia and a thriving commercial center with a population of about 200,000. The church of Thessalonica was founded by Paul and Silas on Paul's second missionary journey in the spring of AD 50. While Paul communicated much truth to the group of young believers at Thessalonica regarding eschatology, these epistles also cover many additional doctrinal and practical problems.

1 Thessalonians covers topics including salvation, service, sanctification, surety, and safety. 2 Thessalonians includes correcting wrong understanding, comforting and encouraging believers to be steadfast, correcting disorderliness in the church, and addressing persecutors, false teachers, and idle church members.

John F. Walvoord's scholarly research and writing has been greatly expanded on by Mark Hitchcock. With additional introductory and background material, charts, in-depth explanations at key points, and the Bible content updated with the English Standard Version (ESV), this volume of the Walvoord Commentary series expertly guides you on end times prophecy and all the issues of the Thessalonian church!

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About John F. Walvoord

JOHN F. WALVOORD (A.B., D.D., Wheaton College; A.M., Texas Christian University; Th.B., Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary), former president of Dallas Theological Seminary and editor of Bibliotheca Sacra, America's oldest theological quarterly, was recognized as one of the leading evangelical theologians in America and an authority on systematic theology and eschatology. His academic background and extensive travel in the Middle East greatly enriched his theological and eschatological studies. He authored numerous books on theology and biblical prophecy, including The Revelation of Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ Our Lord, and Daniel: The Key to Prophetic Revelation.

PHIL RAWLEY is a former Moody Publishers textbook editor, one of the founding editors and writers for Today in the Word, and a free-lance writer living in Rockwall, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (B.A., 70) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 80). Phil and his wife Sarah have two children and a grandson.

MARK HITCHCOCK graduated from law school in 1984 and worked for a judge at the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals for four years. After a clear call to full-time ministry, Mark attended Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating in 1991. Since that time he has served as senior pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. He completed his Ph.D. at Dallas Theological Seminary in 2005 and serves as an adjunct faculty member at DTS in the Bible Exposition Department. He has authored over twenty books related to end time Bible prophecy. Mark and his wife Cheryl live in Edmond, Oklahoma. They have two sons, Justin and Samuel.
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