Thessalonians
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: Thessalonian inhabitant of ancient Thessalonica, irregular from Thessalonica Date: 1568 either of two letters written by St. Paul to the Christians of Thessalonica and included as books in the New Testament — see bible table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Thessalonians — /thes euh loh nee euhnz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) either of two books of the New Testament, I Thessalonians or II Thessalonians, written by Paul. Abbr.: Thes., Thess. * * * …   Universalium

  • Thessalonians — noun Books in the New Testament of the Bible (1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians), epistles to the Christians in ancient Thessaloniki. See Also: Thess …   Wiktionary

  • Thessalonians — Thes•sa•lo•ni•ans [[t]ˌθɛs əˈloʊ ni ənz[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) bib either of two books of the New Testament, I Thessalonians or II Thessalonians, written by Paul …   From formal English to slang

  • Thessalonians — /thes euh loh nee euhnz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) either of two books of the New Testament, I Thessalonians or II Thessalonians, written by Paul. Abbr.: Thes., Thess …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thessalonians — Thes·sa·lo·ni·ans || ‚θesÉ™ ləʊnjÉ™nz n. either of two books in the New Testament written to the Christians of Thessalonica by the Apostle Paul …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Thessalonians, Epistles to the — • Two of the canonical Epistles of St. Paul Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Thessalonians, Epistles to the —    The first epistle to the Thessalonians was the first of all Paul s epistles. It was in all probability written from Corinth, where he abode a long time (Acts 18:11, 18), early in the period of his residence there, about the end of A.D. 52.… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Thessalonians, letters of Paul to the — ▪ Bible       two New Testament letters written by Paul from Corinth, Greece, about AD 50 and addressed to the Christian community he had founded in Macedonia.       The first letter was written after Timothy, his co worker, returned from… …   Universalium

  • Thessalonians, Paul's epistles to the — Arranged in the NT as the eighth and ninth of the epistles. From Philippi, Paul came to Thessalonica with Timothy and Silas and spent about a month there (Acts 17:1–9) before disturbances obliged them to make an unscheduled departure for Beroea,… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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