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Peace, Security, and Labor Pains in 1 Thessalonians 5.3
Although much of what follows will focus on those two words in 1 Thess 5.3 -- peace and security -- the ultimate aim is to root 5.3 more firmly within the wider literary context of the letter and the social world in which 1 Thessalonians was composed and received. Following a sketch of the debate over whether 5.3 represents false prophecy or a Roman slogan, I will present the case for reading eirene and asphaleia as separate but complementary qualities that Rome proclaimed of its imperialdoi:10.17613/m61h3r fatcat:glw6tb7rmja2vb7mb6f753av7a