- 1-2 Thessalonians are likely the earliest two letters of Paul we have in the Bible.
- They were written in late 51 or early 52 while Paul was in the city of Corinth on his second missionary journey (Acts 18)
- The church in Thessalonica was started shortly before Paul wrote these letters. After a short ministry in the city, Paul was forced to leave town. You can learn the whole story by reading Acts 17 and listening to the backstory to the letters.
- Thessalonica was an important port city in the region of Macedonia, and still is today.
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