Day: November 23, 2008

Thessalonians Commentary Lineup for Winter 2008

As usual, I’m  a bit ahead of our Sunday School lessons. Two weeks ahead in fact, as I’ve finally made my choices of reference books to use for my notes in our upcoming Lifeway Explore the Bible Winter 2008 unit on 1 and 2 Thessalonians. For those interested I present the list of books I’ve chosen beyond the usual out of copyright antique commentaries in E-sword:

1. F.F. Bruce, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Word Bible Commentary, vol.45 (1982)

2. Charles Wanamaker, The Epistles to the Thessalonians, New International Greek Testament Commentary (1990)

3. Ben Witherington III, 1 and 2 Thessalonians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (2006)

4. J.B. Lightfoot, Notes on the Epistles of St. Paul (1895): e-book, paperback

5. E. Randolph Richards, Paul and First Century Letter Writing (2004): I’m reading this now and it’s a window on a new world as I’ve never read a book on ancient letter writing before. Two thumbs way up!

For more possibilites if these don’t float your boat, you may try:

Internet Archive: Thessalonians results
Google Books: Thessalonians results

For reviews of Thessalonians books, try:

Amazon Books: Thessalonians commentary results ; A Thessalonians commentary Listmania
Review of Biblical Literature Thessalonians results

You ought to be able to find SOMETHING you like in all these possibilities!