Thessalonians Links

My master’s thesis addressed 2 Thessalonians 3:6-16.  As one might imagine, the broader background of the Thessalonian epistles has become of interest to me as well!  Here are links to online Thessalonians material.

Calvin on Thessalonians.

Chrysostom on Thessalonians.

Gene Green, the author of the 2002 Pillar commentary on Thessalonians, has this page with photos of Thessaloniki and certain artifacts.

“Search inside” books on Thessalonians at Amazon:

Beale, G. K. 1-2 Thessalonians. InterVarsity Press New Testament Commentaries. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2003.

Bruce, F. F. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Word Biblical Commentary 45. Waco: Word, 1982.

Donfried, Karl Paul and Johannes Beutler. The Thessalonians Debate: Methodological Discord or Methodological Synthesis? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Gaventa, Beverly Roberts. First and Second Thessalonians. Interpretation Commentary. Louisville: John Knox, 1998.

Green, Gene. The Letters to the Thessalonians. Pillar. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

Gorday, Peter. Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity, 2000.

Martin, D. Michael. 1, 2 Thessalonians. New American Commentary 33. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1995.

Morris, Leon. The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians, rev. ed. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991.

Richard, Earl J. First and Second Thessalonians. Sacra Pagina 11. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical, 1995.

Stott, John R. W. The Message of 1 & 2 Thessalonians: The Gospel and the End of Time. Bible Speaks Today. Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity, 1994.

Wanamaker, Charles A. The Epistles to the Thessalonians. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990.

Witherington, Ben, III. 1 and 2 Thessalonians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.

Wright, N.T. Paul for Everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians. Westminster/John Knox, 2004.

Downloadable resources at Internet Archive:

Denney, James. The Epistles to the Thessalonians. Expositor’s Bible. Hodder & Stoughton, 1897.

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

Ellicott, Charles J. St. Paul’s Epistles to the Thessalonians. London: Longman, 1866.

Frame, James E. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistles of St. Paul to the Thessalonians. ICC. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1912.

Jowett, Benjamin. The Epistles of St. Paul to the Thessalonians, Galatians, Romans. London: J. Murray, 1859.

Milligan, George. St. Paul’s Epistles to the Thessalonians. London: Macmillan, 1908.

Plummer, Alfred. A Commentary on St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Thessalonians. London: R. Scott, 1914.

Michael Pahl of Prairie Bible College did his dissertation on 1 Thess 4.15 and has an annotated bibliography on Thessalonians works along with other introductory material.

D. A. Carson, “Waiting in the Mean Time,” March 16, 2008 (audio sermon on 2 Thessalonians 3).

John Stott, “Need for Instruction,” Jan 1, 2000 (audio sermon on 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18).

Knox Chamblin, “2 Thessalonians — Literary Analysis.”  Part 1 and Part 2

Callia Rulmu, “Between Ambition and Quietism: the Socio-political Background of 1 Thessalonians 4, 9-12,” Biblica 91 (2010): 393-417.

Posts on Orchard Keeper related to my work on 2 Thessalonians 3:6-16:

Summary of Exegetical Research on 2 Thess 3:6-16

2 Thessalonians 3: “Idle” or “Disorderly”?

Application of 2 Thessalonians 3:6-16 to Work and Charity

On 2 Thessalonians 3:10 as a Wax Nose

What Is the Apostolic Tradition?

Resources on “Apostolic Tradition”

“Warn Him as a Brother” in 2 Thessalonians 3:15

Posts more obliquely related to 2 Thessalonians 3:6-16; most deal with church discipline:

Paul’s Source for Church Discipline Procedure

Menno Simons and “Second-Degree” Separation

Church Discipline in 1 and 2 Timothy

Augustine on Galatians 6:1, part 1 and part 2

Paul’s Opponents in Romans 16

Church Discipline and Congregational Size

“Not even to eat with such a one” (1 Cor 5:11)

Jeschke, Steps in Corrective Discipling

Purposes in Church Discipline in Paul

Attitude in Church Discipline

Church Discipline and the Gospel

Expulsion before Admonition?

Expulsion before Admonition?, followup

The seriousness of the offense of the disorderly in 2 Thess 3


  1. Wonder if you might be interested in my chiasmus for 1 Thess. 1-2. If so, email me. :-)

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