Mashiach's First Letter through His Shliach Paulos to the Assembly in Thessalonika

1st-Thessalonikeus Chapter 1

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The Model of an Assembly is conversion, live by example, Hope

The Thessalonikeus are given to understand both how mindful of them Rav Sha'ul (Paulos) was at all times Todak Rabbah and tefillah and also how well he was persuaded of ha emet and the sincerity of their faith (faith) and devoted to Hashem

1:1 Paulos, and Silouanos, and Timotheos, to the assembly of the Thessalonikeus [which is] in Elohim ha Avi and [in] Master Yeshua (ישוע) ha Mashiach:

Grace [be] to you, and shalom, from Elohim Avinu, and Master Yeshua (ישוע) ha Mashiach.

The Power of the Good News

1:2 We give thanks to Elohim always for you all, making mention of you in our tefillot;

1:3 Constantly bearing in mind your work of faith (faith), and labour of love, and patience of tikvah (hope) in Adoneinu Yeshua (ישוע) ha Mashiach, in the presence of Elohim and Avinu;

1:4 Knowing, beloved  achim, your election of Elohim.

1:5 For our good news came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Ruach ha Kodesh, and in much assurance; as you know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

1:6 And you became followers of us, and of Master, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Ruach Ha Kodesh:

1:7 So that you were  an examples to all that believe in Makedonia and Achaia.

1:8 For from you sounded out the word of Master not only in Makedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith towards Elohim is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

1:9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had to you, and how you turned to Elohim from Avodah Zarah (idol Worship) to serve the living and true Elohim;

1:10 And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Yeshua (ישוע), which delivered us from the wrath to come.

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Historical Background

Thessalonika was located at the intersection of two major Roman roads, one leading from Italy eastward (Ignatia Way) and the other from the Danube to the Aegean. Thessalonica’s location and use as a port made it a prominent city. In 168 B.C. it became the capital of the second district of Makedonia and later it was made the capital and major port of the whole Roman province of Makedonia (146 B.C.). In 42 B.C., after the battle at Philippoi, Thessalonica was made a free city. Thessaloniki or Salonika Σαλονίκη (Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη) is Greece's second-largest city and the capital of Makedonia. Thessaloniki is commonly called the 'Συμπρωτεύουσα' 'Symprotevousa' (lit. co-capital) of Greece since the National Schism, in much the same way as it was called the 'συμβασιλεύουσα' 'symbasileousa' (co-queen) of the Byzantine Empire.

Related information of Thessalonkia

Themes in this scroll

The Theme of this Epistle is 4 factors

  1. To confirm the young believer in Thessalonika in the foudational truths already taught them;
  2. To exhort them to a life of personal set apartness pleasing to Master
  3. To comfort them concerning those who had died
  4. To instruct them concerning their own tikvah of Mashiach's return

Holy Land photos Thessalonika