Amateur Exegesis

Amateur Exegete

A podcast exploring the most read and least understood anthology the world has ever known.

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In the final episode of the season, we consider the closing verses of 1 Thessalonians.

May 13

31 min

In the penultimate episode of this season, we look at 1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 5:11, a text which describes events of the end of the world.

Apr 29

1 hr 9 min

In episode 8, we'll look at Paul's plea to the Thessalonians in 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 that they flee "porneia," as well as his exhortation to live well with one another and the outside world.

Apr 15

24 min 41 sec

In this episode we look at 1 Thessalonians 2:17 - 3:13, the end of the letter's proem.

Apr 1

48 min 41 sec

A look at 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 and the question of interpolation. I'll also briefly discuss the Pauline corpus and whether Paul wrote everything attributed to him in the NT.

Mar 18

1 hr 5 min

In this episode, we'll examine 1 Thess. 2:1-12, comparing its claims about the Thessalonians mission with that of the book of Acts.

Mar 4

1 hr 3 min

In this episode, we'll examine 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10. We'll also finish our survey of Paul's story in the book of Acts up to the mission to Thessalonica.

Feb 18

38 min 26 sec

Who was the apostle Paul? In this episode we begin to explore that question, particularly with how the Acts of the Apostles addresses it.

Feb 4

56 min 42 sec

In this episode we look at 1 Thessalonians 1:1 in light of its epistolary context. We'll also consider the history of Thessalonica, what little we can know about Silvanus and Timothy, and more.

Jan 21

35 min 52 sec

What was letter writing like in the ancient world? In this episode, we will explore the subject of ancient letters and letter writing, providing context for an exploration of Paul's epistle to the Thessalonians.

Jan 7

35 min 25 sec