1 Peter: A New Translation With Introduction and Commentary
The significance of the First Letter of Peter for the formation of Christianity stands in sharp contrast to its brevity. John H. Elliott, a leading authority on this letter, brings its significance to life in this magnificent addition to the renowned Anchor Bible Commentaries. Elliott sets the book into context, covering its literary, historical, theological, and linguistic elements. In detailed, accessible discussions, he draws on the latest research to illuminate the social and cultural influences on the Church in its initial years. Treating such important Petrine concerns as living honorably in a hostile society, finding meaning in suffering, and resisting social assimilation as the elect and holy family of God, the translation, notes, and commentary in this volume will help readers appreciate the powerful and enduring message of this fascinating letter.
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Acts addressed anastrophe Asia Minor Babylon baptism behavior believers Bible biblical Bithynia Bithynia-Pontus Brox Christological Church cited Clem Commentary concerning conduct context contrast Diaspora divine doxology early Christian Edited elders elect Elliott Epistle Epistle of Peter eschatological exhortation Exod ExpTim faith formulation Galatia Gentiles glory God's Goppelt grace Greek hamartia holy honor household human husbands implied indicates innocent suffering Israel Israelite Jesus Christ John Josephus Jude letter Lord Luke Macc Mark Matt metaphor neoteroi Noah nonbelievers NOTE noun oikos Pages participle Paul Pauline persons Peter Petrine author Petrus Petrusbrief Phil Philo phrase Pontus Prov Qumran reference Reicke resident aliens resurrection resurrection of Jesus righteous Roman Rome salvation Selwyn sense shame Silvanus similar slaves social spirits strangers subordination TDNT term Testament theme Theology theou Thess tion Titus tradition verb verse wives word