EXHORTATION IN FIRST THESSALONIANS by ABRAHAM J. MALHERBE New Haven, CT It is generally recognized that I Thessalonians contains a good deal of moral exhortation. Chapters 4 and 5, which constitute almost one half of the letter, are clearly paraenetic. The paraenetic intention of the letter becomes an even more prominent feature, should one accept the claims that the point of the entire letter is found in 4:1-2 and 4: lOb-12 and that 4:1-5:11 is the body of the let- ter,' and that all Pauline thanksgivings, in this case 1:2-3:13, have either explicitly or implicitly a paraenetic function.2 In an earlier study I examined I Thessalonians against the background of an- cient paraenesis, and concluded that the entire letter could be understood as paraenetic.3 The present paper builds on that earlier one. The change from "paraenetic" to "exhortation" does not represent a change in my assessment of the letter; it is made in the hope that attention will focus on what is presented here rather than on terminology. Suffice it to say that the ancient use of "paraenetic" was broader than the modern, which is indebted to This paper was presented in substantially its present form to the
Novum Testamentum – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1983
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