1 Peter: A Commentary on First Peter

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Fortress Press, 1996 - Religion - 423 pages
One of the general or catholic epistles near the end of the New Testament, this letter traditionally attributed to the apostle Peter contains important ideas and reveals a fascinating relationship to the surrounding literary world. The book shows what problems Christians faced at the time the epistle was written and how the author addressed them. The commentary discusses the Greek original, with translation, verse by verse.

Contents

ThoughtWorld of 1 Peter
12
Other Pauline Letters
18
a Roman Policies on NonRoman Religions
24
b Local Persecution
34
H Conclusions
42
a General Persecution
48
a Slaves
56
Theological Shape of 1 Peter
64
Theological Coherence
72
1819
130
Trajan Correspondence
234
Testament
262
Copyright

About the author (1996)

Paul J. Achtemeier is Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. Eldon J. Epp is Harkness Professor of Biblical Literature Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), and the President of the Society of Biblical Literature (2003-4).