1 and 2 Thessalonians

Books & Dissertations

Richard Stephen Ascough, Voluntary Associations and Community Formation: Paul’s Macedonian Christian Communities in Context. PhD diss. University of St. Michael’s College, 1998.

Trevor J. Burke, Family Matters: An Exegetical and Socio-Historical Analysis of Familial Metaphors in 1 Thessalonians. PhD diss. University of Glasgow, 2000. [Free registration with ETHoS, British Library, required. Unique document id: uk.bl.ethos.340761 ]

Todd Dixon Still, ΘΛΙΨΙΣ in Thessalonica: A Study of the Conflict Relations of Paul and the Thessalonian Christians with Outsiders. PhD diss. University of Glasgow, 1996. [Free registration with ETHoS, British Library, required. Unique document id: uk.bl.ethos.326136 ]

Older Works

James Denney, The Epistles to the Thessalonians. Expositor’s Bible Commentary. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1906. From the Internet Archive.

John Eadie, A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistles of Paul to the Thessalonians. London: Macmillan, 1877. From the Internet Archive.

Charles J. Ellicott, St. Paul’s Epistles to the Thessalonians: with a Critical and Grammatical Commentary, and a Revised Translation. London: Longman et al., 1866. From the Internet Archive.

James Everett Frame, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistles of St. Paul to the Thessalonians. (The International Critical Commentary 38.) (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1912).

Benjamin Jowett, The Epistles of St. Paul to the Thessalonians, Galatians, Romans: with Critical Notes and Dissertations (Volume 1). London: John Murray, 1859. This volume covers both of the epistles to the Thessalonians and the epistle to the Galatians. The second volume covers the epistle to the Romans.

George Milligan, St Paul’s Epistles to the Thessalonians: The Greek Text with Introduction and Notes. London: Macmillan, 1908. From the Internet Archive.

Alfred Plummer, A Commentary on St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Thessalonians. London: Robert Scott, 1918. From the Internet Archive.

Adolf Schlatter, Die Briefe an Die Thessalonicher, Philipper, Timotheus Und Titus: Ausgelegt Für Bibelleser. (Erläuterungen Zum Neuen Testament 8.) (Berlin: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 1953). [German]

Ernst Von Dobschütz, Die Thessalonicher-Briefe. (Kritisch-Exegetischer Kommentar Über Das N.T.) (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1909). [German]

Articles & Reviews

Andreas Bammer, “An Approach to the Papyrological Understanding of Paul’s Laboring ‘Night and Day’ (1 Thess. 2.9).” In Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Papyrology, Ann Arbor, July 29 – August 4, 2007. Ed. Traianos Gagos. Ann Arbor: Scholarly Pub. Office, University of Michigan Library, 2010, pp. 47-52.

Jutta Bickmann, “Der Endzeitliche Notfall der Trennung als Glücksfall eines Briefes: Die Kommunikative Handlungsstruktur von 1 Thess 2,17 – 3,10.” Biblisches Forum (1998). [German]

Stefano Cotrozzi, “1 Thes 2:7 – a Review”, Filología Neotestamentaria 12 (1999), 155-60.

Michael Cranford, “Pagan Ethics and the Rhetoric of Separation: A Sociological and Rhetorical Context for 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5:11″. Unpubl. paper.

Christoph Demke, “Theology and Literary Criticism in 1 Thessalonians”. Journal of Higher Criticism 3.2 (1996): 194-214.

Gordon D. Fee, “Christology in the Thessalonian Correspondence.” In: Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study. (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2007). pp. 31-83.

I. Howard Marshall, “Pauline Theology in the Thessalonian Correspondence”. In: Morna D. Hooker & S. G. Wilson (eds). Paul and Paulinism: Essays in Honour of C. K. Barrett. (London: SPCK, 1982). pp 173-183.

J. Plevnik, “1 Thessalonians 4.17: The Bringing in of the Lord or the Bringing in of the Faithful?”, Biblica 80 (1999): 537-546.

Stefan Schreiber, “Eine Neue Jenseitshoffnung in Thessaloniki Und Ihre Probleme (1 Thess 4,13-18)”. Biblica 88.3 (2007): 326-350. [German]

Eduard Verhoef, “1 Thessalonians 4:1-8: The Thessalonians Should Live a Holy Life”. Hervormde Teologiese Studies 63.1 (2007): 347-363.

Charles Wanamaker, “’Like A Father Treats His Own Children’ Paul and the Conversion of the Thessalonians”, Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 92 (September 1995) 46-55

Robert W. Yarbrough, “Sexual Gratification in 1 Thess 4:1-8.” Trinity Journal 20.2 (1999): 215-232.