Chrys C. Caragounis, «Parainesis on 'AGIASMO/S' (1 Th 4: 3-8)», Vol. 15 (2002) 133-151
1 Th 4:3-8 (particulary vv.3-6) is full of exegetical problems. Almost all the leading concepts of the passage present problems of interpretation: pornei/a, skeuo~j, u(perbei/nein, pleonekte=in, a)delfo/j. On the basis of the two main interpretations of two of them, namely skeuo~j and a)delfo/j, the author rejects the current explanations of the section and claims for a better understading that takes into account to the parameters of the text, the context, the persons addressed, and the historical significance of the bearing terms. According to the writer, Paul has no concrete case of adulterous behavior in mind, but gives a general apostolic exhortation and warns the members of this church (men and women alike) against the dangers of such a behavior.