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  • Paperback: 279 pages
  • Publisher: IVP Academic (April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830840133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830840137
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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G. K. Beale is Professor of Biblical Studies, Wheaton College
and author of several books, including the New International Greek
Testament Commentary on Revelation. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Beale's IVP Commentary Packs a Big Punch 15 Dec. 2009
By Scott T. Singleton - Published on Amazon.com
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Beale is Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. With His massive effort on the greek text of the book of Revelation and his work with D. A. Carson on the Commentary of the Old Testament in the New Testament we have been wonderfully served.

I have been preaching a series on Thessalonians and I ordered Beal's IVP Commentary to Suppliment the books by Marshall, Morris, Bruce, and Mallerbe. I expected to have a good treatment of the text, background, and eschatology but I thought, with the limitations of the IVP series, I would get brief but important comments. I was totally impressed with Beale's work. I guess I should not be surprised, he is an excellent scholar and his work shows what my Seminary professor used to call "Humiliation to the Text." By this I mean that Beale is always putting himself and his ideas underneath the Text. He is more concerned to present what the text actually says than his assumptions. He follows the text where it leads.

The introduction is not long but excellent in presenting the basic issues. His outlines and pericope divisions are well thought-out and presented. His cultural and historical background explanations are excellent. What I find in this commentary that is so different from others are the exegetical meat and practical applications that Beale presents. The book is not too expensive for this goldmine of exegetical insight and practical information. In my studies and sermons from Thessalonians so far Beale has become my "go to book" right after my own exegesis. If you do your exegesis the way I do then commentaries are far down the list of books you use. But when you get to them you want them to be good advisors regarding the text and background. Gregory Beale is one of the best. I highly recommend this commentary for Pastors, students and teachers. If you just want a good commentary to use in your own personal bible study you will be greatly helped in learning about God's Word from this book.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Great Commentary 31 Mar. 2006
By Ray F Van Neste - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent commentary on the Thessalonian letters. Beale brings technical expertise, theological acumen and pastoral wisdom to bear in this commentary. This combination is what makes this one of the best commentaries available on these letters.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good introductory commentary 9 Jan. 2014
By biblical learner - Published on Amazon.com
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G.K. Beale is well known for being an authority on eschatology and he handles these letters with wisdom and pastoral care. He writes in a clear, readable, conversational way and does not dwell overlong on opposing views. Slightly more technical commentary is found in the footnotes, but he never uses Greek font, giving only the transliteration. There are a lot of good insights here, but they sometimes aren't supported by as rigorous exegesis as one would like. This is mostly an issue of space and can't be considered a defect in the commentary as such.

Dispensationalists will probably want to pass on this book, since its perspective is amillennial. Beale offers a very brief defense of his views but is really more concerned with explaining and guiding than arguing with dispensationalists. For a dispensational take on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, see John Macarthur's commentary or the Expositor's Bible Commentary. For a general defense of the amil view, see Kim Riddlebarger's Case for Amillennialism.
Practical and helpful for preachers and teachers 13 Aug. 2014
By Dr. Marc Axelrod - Published on Amazon.com
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Dr Beale does a nice job expounding and applying 1 and 2 Thessalonians. This is a good commentary to be used in conjunction with a more significant and academic exegetical work like Gene Green's commentary or the soon to be released tome by Jeffrey Weima in the BECNT.

There is not much information about Thessalonica and Macedonia in the introduction, and on occasion, the amount of application oriented material outweighs the exegetical and expositional.

But generally speaking, Beale's applications are more on target and accurate than many other application oriented commentaries. That was very impressive to me.

Not everyone will subscribe to all of Beale's views, some of which are novel (The temple in 2 Thessalonians 2:4 is a spiritual image for the church, the restrainer in verses 6-7 is an angel, the rapture is posstrib).

But these points aside, I found the commentary to be very helpful for preaching preparation.
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