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Paul, 1 Thessalonians
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Thessalonica (or, Thessalonike) was a Greek port city on the northern coast of the Aegean Sea. It lay on an important trade route known as the Via Egnatia, which facilitated the movement of people and commerce between the eastern and western Roman Empire. During the period of Paul’s travels (Paul [Apostle]) in the mid-1st century CE, Thessalonica was the capital of the Roman pr…

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Rollens, Sarah E., “Paul, 1 Thessalonians”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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