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Bibil Identifier bibil:212955
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Title (English, ) The Thessalonians Should Live a Holy Life
Author Verhoef, Eduard
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 63, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 347-363 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The author argues that 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 should be considered as one coherent pericope. It shows that the term “holiest” does not refer to the god “Kabeiros”, neither that the Greek word “skeuos” means either “spouse” or referring to the male sexual organ. It rather means “body”. The article aims to argue that 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 is a passage in which Paul urges the Thessalonians to be always pure in body and mind. Thus explained, the pericope fits in with the preceding text about the Thessalonians’ holiness at the parousia (3:13) and it prepares for the next paragraph in which the parousia of the Lord with the holy people (3:13) is discussed more thoroughly (1 Th 4:13-5:11).
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Purity - Impurity
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Holiness
Pericopes 1 Thessalonians 4,1-4,8
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