II Thessalonians


Authorship and Origin:

The traditional view of the origin of this book, is that shortly after Paul wrote I Thes., reports reached him that two particular problems (the end of history, and idle Christians), had become even worse. Paul therefore addresses these two problems. However there are differences between the eschatology, doctrines, and the relation of Paul to the readers casting some doubt on who the original author was, or if the letter was later modified by another author. The letter may have been written in Paul's name, a common practice of the time, perhaps by Silas. The exact time and place of the writing of this letter are unknown, but it can be assumed that it was written between 75 A.D. and 90 A.D..

Overview and Significant sections

Significant sections:

For more detailed study:
Read Chapter 1. (the entire book is available here.)
The Concise Matthew Henry Commentary on this book.
bible.org study of this book.
the World Wide Study Bible has Dictionary, Commentary, Scripture and sermons available on this book.