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Thessalonians, Epistles to the
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I. Author and Addressees

The designation “Epistles to the Thessalonians” refers to two early Christian letters that were allegedly written by Paul (and Timothy and Silvanus) and addressed to the Christians in the capital of Macedonia. Thessalonica was an upcoming seaport and an urban center on the Via Egnatia, the most important arterial road connecting the eastern and western part…

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Mitchell, Margaret M., “Thessalonians, Epistles to the”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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