The Day of the Lord

Introduction and Overview of 2 Thess. 2:1–12

  1. Anthony C. Thiselton

Published Online: 24 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390124.ch11

1 & 2 Thessalonians: Through the Centuries

1 & 2 Thessalonians: Through the Centuries

How to Cite

Thiselton, A. C. (2010) The Day of the Lord, in 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Through the Centuries, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390124.ch11

Author Information

  1. University of Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 13 DEC 2010

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Bible Commentaries

Book Series Editors:

  1. John Sawyer,
  2. Christopher Rowland,
  3. Judith Kovacs and
  4. David M. Gunn

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196826

Online ISBN: 9781444390124

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Keywords:

  • Day of the Lord - overview of 2 Thess. 2:1–12;
  • imagery of apocalyptic - not confined to 2 Thessalonians or to earliest epistles of Paul;
  • later epistles, containing future eschatology;
  • The Trinity College Apocalypse;
  • advent of Christ and the “Man of Sin” - 2 Thess. 2:1–6a, note on the Antichrist;
  • figure of the Antichrist, mention in New Testament - in 1 John 2: 18, 22; 4:3; and 2 John 7;
  • Martin Luther (1483–1546), “the man of sin” and “son of perdition” - in 2 Thess. 2:3 as “the papacy”;
  • “He Who Now Restrains” and “The Lawless One” (2 Thess. 2:6b–12);
  • Paul, and Satan in v. 9 - Antichrist, Paul neither affirming nor denying whether Antichrist actually exists;
  • Thietland of Einsiedeln, seeing parallels - readers of 2 Thessalonians and of early Middle Ages

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and Overview of 2 Thess. 2:1–12

  • Note on the Antichrist

  • The Apostolic Fathers and the Patristic Period

  • The Medieval Period

  • The Reformation and Post-Reformation Eras

  • Eighteenth Century Pietism

  • The Nineteenth Century

  • The Patristic Era

  • The Reformation and Post-Reformation Eras

  • The Eighteenth Century