Chapter 4, ‘The structure of 2 Thessalonians’, is an adapted and slightly abbreviated version of my article ‘The Structure of 2 Thessalonians’, in R.F. Collins (ed.), The Thessalonian Correspondence (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 82), Leuven: Leuven University Press—Uitgeverij Peeters, 1990, pp. 373-82. I thank both publishers for their permission to reuse the article.
Parts of the commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2 and 3 are an adapted and slightly abbreviated version of my article ‘Paradise Regained or Still Lost? Eschatology and Disorderly Behaviour in 2 Thessalonians’, New Testament Studies, 1992, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 271-89. I thank Cambridge University Press for their permission to reuse the article.
I thank Professor James H. Charlesworth for his permission to include materials from J.H. Charlesworth (ed.), The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, 2 vols, London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1983 and 1985.
Last but not least, I thank my colleague and friend Dr John M. Court, not only for his invitation to contribute a volume to the series New Testament Readings, but also for his critical remarks and his correction of my English.