n HTS : Theological Studies - 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 : the Thessalonians should live a holy life




The author argues that 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 should be considered as one coherent pericope. It shows that the term "holiest" does not refer to the god "", neither that the Greek word ". It rather means "body". The article aims to argue that 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 is a passage in which Paul urges the Thessalonians to be always pure in body and mind. Thus explained, the pericope fits in with the preceding text about the Thessalonians' holiness at the parousia (3:13) and it prepares for the next paragraph in which the parousia of the Lord with the holy people (3:13) is discussed more thoroughly (1 Th 4:13-5:11).


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