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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Thessalonians, Epistle to the
Epistles of St. Paul to the Church at Thessalonica; of which there are two; the first written from Corinth about A.D. 53 to exhort them to beware of lapsing, and comforting them with the hope of the return of the Lord to judgment; the second, within a few months after the first, to correct a false impression produced by it in connection with the Lord's coming; they must not, he argued, neglect their ordinary avocations, as though the day of the Lord was close at hand; that day would not come till the powers of evil had wrought their worst, and the cup of their iniquity was full; this is the first purely dogmatic epistle of St. Paul.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Thessalonians, Epistle to the'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/thessalonians-epistle-to-the.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.