New Defender's Study Bible Notes
1:1 Thessalonians. See the Introduction to I Thessalonians. This second epistle to the Thessalonians was apparently written soon after the first, while Timothy and Silvanus (i.e., Silas) were still with Paul at Corinth. Paul had received a reply to his first letter, and their response indicated that the Thessalonians needed still further instruction and correction. Apparently, some false teacher had written them in the name of Paul (II Thessalonians 2:2), and his erroneous teachings needed to be corrected. Also they were undergoing severe persecutions for their Christian stand, and Paul wanted to both commend and encourage them in this.