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Thessalonian

[thes-uh-loh-nee-uh n] /ˌθɛs əˈloʊ ni ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Thessalonike or its inhabitants.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Thessalonike.
Origin of Thessalonian
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  • The simplicity of the letters is due not to immaturity in Paul but to immaturity in the Thessalonian church.

    The Literature and History of New Testament Times J. Gresham (John Gresham) Machen
  • But the glad tidings of Thessalonian faith and love swept it at once away.

  • Paul practiced what he preached when he urged the Thessalonian Christians to "pray without ceasing."

    The Literature and History of New Testament Times J. Gresham (John Gresham) Machen
  • All this was included in the precious gospel which Paul preached, and which the Thessalonian converts received.

    The Great Commission C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
  • For what, then, were the Thessalonian disciples taught to wait?

    The Great Commission C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
  • Such, however, was the faith of the Thessalonian Church; such is the tone and spirit of the Epistle.

    Studies of Christianity James Martineau
  • The decisive moment of the crisis therefore necessarily falls between the Thessalonian and Galatian Epistles.

  • Who can say that Epaminondas could have defeated the Spartans twice without his Thessalonian cavalry.

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
  • But, as we can easily imagine, the Thessalonian Christians were ignorant of many things connected with this blessed hope.

    The Lord's Coming C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
  • If you had asked a Thessalonian Christian what he was waiting for, what would have been his reply?

    The Lord's Coming C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
British Dictionary definitions for Thessalonian

Thessalonian

/ˌθɛsəˈləʊnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to ancient Thessalonica (modern Salonika)
noun
2.
an inhabitant of ancient Thessalonica
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