Antisemitism in Thessalonians?

Andrew, Matt, and Alastair get together for a rousing discussion of 1 Thessalonians 2:14–16.

There is a passage in Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians that is so jarring some have doubted whether Paul could actually have written it. On its face it seems like an easy tool for anti-Semites to grab on to. Even Matt is having issues with these few verses. So he and Andrew and Alastair got together to talk about it, Mere Fi style.

Links Mentioned:

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Thessalonica and Corinth: Social Contrasts in Pauline Christianity” by John M.G. Barclay

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Uncomfortable Questions
Doesn’t Feel Pauline
What Pauline Means
A Sudden Shift of Tone
The Real Bombshell
There’s Jews and There’s Jews
But Antisemitism!
In this Case, Read the Greek

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