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Second Epistle to the Thessalonians

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The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians, also known as the Second Letter to the Thessalonians, is a book from the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It is normally attributed to Paul.

The second epistle to the Thessalonians was probably written from Corinth, Greece not many months after the first. Apparently the first letter was misunderstood, especially regarding 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 about to occur. This error is corrected (2:1-12), and the apostle announces what first must take place before the end times. The "Great Apostasy" is first mentioned here.

This entry incorporates text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897, with some modernisation.

See Also

de:2. Brief des Paulus an die Thessalonicher es:Segunda Epístola a los Tesalonicenses fr:Deuxième épître aux Thessaloniciens pl:2 List do Tesaloniczan fi:Toinen kirje tessalonikalaisille

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