1-2 Thessalonians – Gordon Fee – New International Commentary on the New Testament

New International Commentary ThessaloniansGordon Fee is the author of the 1-2 Timothy and Titus volume in the New International Commentary on the New Testament series.

In this commentary Gordon Fee aims first and foremost to offer a fresh exposition of the text of 1 and 2 Thessalonians.

He shows the reader what is in the biblical text, what the text meant in the first century, and what it means now.

Fee reveals the logic of each argument or narrative before moving on to the details of each verse, and he concludes each section with a theological-practical reflection on the meaning of the text today.

Among other things, Fee explores the occasion for writing for each epistle, restoring 2 Thessalonians to the place it deserves as a full companion to the first letter, rather than merely a tagalong to 1 Thessalonians. [1]

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Christianity Today, Award of Merit, Biblical Studies (2010)

Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection: “Gordon’s commentary has certainly done justice to the proclaimed intention of the NICNT series. And thus he has done a great service both to students and scholars through this excellent work. . . . A must for every biblical library.”

Commentary Series

“Faithful criticism” characterizes volumes in The New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT). Begun in the late 1940s by an international team of New Testament scholars, the NICNT series has been widely recognized by pastors, students, and scholars alike for its attention to the text of Scripture, its currency with contemporary scholarship, and its service to the global church.

The interpretive work reflected in these commentaries is based on careful study of the Greek text, but commentary readers need not be practiced in the biblical languages in order to benefit from them.

In the same way, NICNT volumes reflect serious work in technical areas — such as linguistics, textual criticism, and historical concerns — but the commentary itself focuses on understanding the text rather than navigating scholarly debates.

Readers can turn to the footnotes and excursuses for more specialized interaction with the Greek text and engagement with critical issues and literature.

Under the editorship of outstanding New Testament scholars — first Ned Stonehouse (Westminster Theological Seminary), then F. F. Bruce (University of Manchester, England) and Gordon D. Fee (Regent College, Canada), and now Joel B. Green (Fuller Theological Seminary) — the NICNT series has flourished.

In order to keep the commentary fresh and contemporary, NICNT volumes are revised and replaced as needed.

Newer volumes in the NICNT account for emergent emphases in biblical studies.

These include heightened attention to rhetorical features of New Testament texts, the cultural settings within which they were written, and their theological significance for God’s people.

In this way, the NICNT series endures as an accessible, authoritative guide to the biblical text.

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