Category: Amateur Exegesis (podcast)

Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 10: “Closing the Letter”

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

Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 9: “The Lord’s Day, A Thief’s Night”

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.

Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 8: “Avoid Porneia, Love One Another, and Live Quietly”

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.

Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 7: “The End of the Proem”

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

Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 6: “Yea, Hath Paul Said?”

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.

Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 5: “The Mission to Thessalonica”

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.

Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 4: “Turned to God from Idols”

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.

Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 3: “Pondering Paul”

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

Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 2: “Dear Thessalonians”

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.

Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 1: “Ancient Letters”

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.