Becnt: 1-2 Thessalonians

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In this addition to the critically acclaimed BECNT series, respected New Testament scholar Jeffrey Weima offers pastors, students, and teachers the m...
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Author: Jeffrey A.D. Weima
Series: Baker Exegetical Comm on NT
Publisher: Baker Academic

In this addition to the critically acclaimed BECNT series, respected New Testament scholar Jeffrey Weima offers pastors, students, and teachers the most up-to-date and substantive commentary available on 1-2 Thessalonians. Weima, a Thessalonians expert, experienced teacher, and widely traveled speaker, presents well-informed evangelical scholarship at an accessible level to help readers understand the sociological, historical, and theological aspects of these letters. As with all BECNT volumes, this commentary features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text, extensive research, thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, and a user-friendly design. It admirably achieves the dual aims of the series--academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility.


'Weima has written a full and authoritative commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians that readers will want to consult regularly and frequently. He brings a wealth of previous research to bear upon his exegesis. The result is well-considered and thoughtful positions at almost every juncture. One of the most appealing features of the commentary is Weima's interpretation within the context of ancient epistolary structure, rather than the all-too-frequently-used rhetorical analysis. Weima sets the stage for his exegesis and exposition of each section by laying out the literary character and shape of the unit to be discussed. He also provides a detailed and helpful introduction to the commentary that emphasizes the historical background of these letters. Weima shows awareness of the current debate on a wide range of issues in Thessalonians research, while also ably defending traditional positions regarding authorship, interpretation, and even text-critical matters. I am sure that this commentary will be widely used.'

Stanley E. Porter, president, dean, and professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College

'Is it possible for a commentary to be both technical and accessible, comprehensive and concise, academic and pastoral? Weima has produced precisely such a commentary on the Thessalonian Letters. One would be hard-pressed to find a full-length, up-to-date treatment of these letters that offers more than Weima's. Judicious in judgment, gracious in engagement, and clear in argument, this commentary catapults Weima to the front of an increasingly crowded field. It will become a standard, go-to resource for scholars, ministers, and students alike.'

Todd D. Still, The William M. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures, Truett Seminary, Baylor University

'Already an acknowledged expert on the Thessalonian Letters, Weima offers fellow Christians a clear and erudite interpretation. This exegetical commentary now stands among the authoritative works on 1 and 2 Thessalonians.'

L. Ann Jervis, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

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  1. Jeffrey A. D. Weima

    Jeffrey A. D. Weima

    Jeffrey A. D. Weima (PhD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) is professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has taught for more than twenty years. He is the author of Neglected Endings: The...

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'Noted scholar Jeffrey Weima . . . provides this substantial commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians in the respected Baker Exegetical Commentary series. . . . [It] is detailed and rich and will serve as an excellent resource for those who want to engage in a serious study of these early Pauline texts.'

Donald Senior, CP,

The Bible Today

'Over the past few years, I have collected about two dozen commentaries on 1-2 Thessalonians for my research. . . . This is the most thoroughly-researched, soundly-argued evangelical academic commentary to date, and it will serve students and pastors well for a very long time. Weima has spent a lifetime researching these letters and there is hardly a soul in the world (perhaps Karl Donfried is a rare exception!) who knows these letters and the history of their study better. I have been impressed time and time again with Weima's careful argumentation and his attention to details: linguistic, exegetical, historical, etc. . . . If I were collecting commentaries on the New Testament (e.g., as a pastor), Weima's would be at the top of my list for 1-2 Thessalonians.'

Nijay Gupta,

Crux Sola blog

'Only every great once in a while does a scholar publish a book that can rightly be called his 'great work.' Jeff Weima's commentary on 1-2 Thessalonians fits into that category.'

Calvin Seminary Forum


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Publisher Baker Academic
Series Baker Exegetical Comm on NT
Author Jeffrey A.D. Weima
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