An Introduction to 1 and 2 Thessalonians, A Video Study
An introduction to 1 and 2 Thessalonians by a Leading New Testament Scholar
The study of Paul’s Thessalonian letters is enjoying fresh interest today. These texts are considered by many to be among the earliest extant Christian documents. They are included in conversations about early Jewish and Christian apocalypticism. New insights are coming from examination of the religious, sociocultural, and political contexts of Roman Thessalonica. And, looking back, these letters have played an important role in the development of Christian eschatology.
An Introduction to 1 and 2 Thessalonians, A Video Study, taught by Nijay Gupta, serves as an up-to-date guide to these discussions and much more. This series provides an introduction to questions of authorship, audience, sociohistorical context, textual history, main interpretive issues, and more.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - Introduction to 1 and 2 Thessalonians (11 min)
2 - Text of 1 Thessalonians (38 min)
3 - Background of 1 Thessalonians (15 min)
4 - Situation of 1 Thessalonians (41 min)
5 - Themes of 1 Thessalonians (29 min)
6 - Interpretation of 1 Thessalonians (41 min)
7 - History of Interpretation of 1 Thessalonians (18 min)
8 - Text of 2 Thessalonians (15 min)
9 - Authorship and Situation of 2 Thessalonians (25 min)
10 - Themes and Interpretation of 2 Thessalonians (42 min)
11 - History of Interpretation of 2 Thessalonians (11 min)
12 - Recommended Resources for Further Study (5 min)
About the Author
Nijay K. Gupta (PhD, University of Durham) is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary. He is the author of several academic books including 1-2 Thessalonians (ZCINT), Paul and the Language of Faith, 15 New Testament Words of Life and has published commentaries on Colossians, Philippians, and Galatians. He is co-editor of The State of New Testament Studies and the second edition of Dictionary of Paul and His Letters.