2 Thessalonians


2Thessalonians 1:9 "presence of the Lord" See Acts 3:19.

2Thessalonians 2:1 “gathering together” Gr. episunagoges "synagogue" = assembly. Only other occ. Hebrews 10:25.

2Thessalonians 2:2
"neither...nor" Fig. paradiastole emphasis on enemy's methods to sway from the hope.
“shaken” Gr. saleuo See foundations of the prison “shaken” Act 16:26, the people “stirred up” Act 17:13.
“troubled” Gr. throeo Here, and Matt 24:6, Mar 13:7, specifically saying to not be afraid of “wars and rumors of wars”.
The “hope”, true expectations of the future, is the anchor of the soul. Heb 6:19.

2Thessalonians 2:3 Gr. exapatao "seduce" "thoroughly delude"
"for that day shall not come" Fig. ellipsis emphasizes the coming of that day - in an
ellipsis, your mind grasps for the words that are not there.
"for ... except" Gr. hoti ean me Here, Mt 5:20 Acts 15:1. Only here missing the apodosis, which is implied from “day of the Lord” in verse 2, and the subject of the ellipsis.
"man of sin"- The MSS are divided between hamartias “sin” or anomias “lawlessness”. The latter is suggested from verse 7.

Gr. apostasia "apostasy" There is some documentation for the meaning “removal, departure” but the sense of “apostasy” seems referred.
If the common interpretation is correct that this is an apostasy of the church from the truth, how then can the church fulfill Matthew 24:14, that the “gospel of the kingdom” will, at the same time, be preached in “all the world”? If the “man of sin”, the “son of perdition” is a reference to Daniel, might not the “apostasy” be an event in Daniel, also? Might it be those who “forsake the holy covenant” in Daniel 11:30, or “take away” (LXX apostesousi) the daily sacrifice (Daniel 11:31), or “the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away” (LXX apostathe) (Daniel 12:11)?