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2 Thessalonians

About the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians.

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The second epistle to the Thessalonians was probably also written from Corinth, and not many months after the first.

The occasion of the writing of this epistle was the arrival of tidings that the tenor of the first epistle had been misunderstood, especially with reference to the second advent of Christ. The Thessalonians had embraced the idea that Paul had taught that "the day of Christ was at hand", that Christ's coming was just about to happen. This error is corrected (2Th_2:1-12), and the apostle prophetically announces what first must take place.

Source: Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Original article from Easton's Bible Dictionary.

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