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Abbott's Illustrated New Testament
2 Thessalonians

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by John & Jacob Abbott


IN the absence of any very positive evidence on the subject, it has been generally supposed that the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians was written, like the First, from Corinth, and not after a very long interval of time. In the introductory salutation the writer joins the same names with his own in both cases,--names of persons known to have been with Paul at Corinth at the time alluded to.

This Epistle has been brought into a somewhat prominent position in the history or controversial theology, on account of the discussions to which the prediction relating to the man of sin, contained in the second chapter, has given rise. That prediction points, evidently, to the development of some great power or influence hostile to pure Christianity; but very various opinions have been advanced in the attempts to ascertain what particular apostatizing enemy was intended.

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Monday, October 21st, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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