1 Peter

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Overview

In this newest addition to the acclaimed BECNT series, respected New Testament scholar Karen H. Jobes provides a fresh commentary on 1 Peter.

1 Peter admirably achieves the dual aims of the BECNT series--it is academically sophisticated as well as pastorally sensitive and accessible. This volume features Jobes's own translation of the Greek text and detailed interaction with the meaning of the text, emphasizing the need to read 1 Peter in light of its cultural background.

Jobes's commentary will help pastors, students, and teachers better understand the Christian's role as a "foreigner" in contemporary society.

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Meet the Author

Karen H. Jobes (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College. She has written the NIV Application Commentary on Esther as well as a detailed study of an ancient Greek version of Esther and is the coauthor of Invitation to the Septuagint.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to 1 Peter 1
I A greeting to the Christian diaspora of Asia Minor (1:1-2) 58
II The opening of the letter : reassurance for God's people (1:3-2:10) 77
III As God's people, live Godly lives (2:11-4:11) 165
IV Consolation for the suffering flock (4:12-5:11) 284
V The letter closing : final words and greetings (5:12-14) 319
Excursus : the syntax of 1 Peter : how good is the Greek? 325
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