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In this new edition in the award-winning BECNT series, leading evangelical biblical scholar Karen Jobes offers a substantive commentary on 1 Peter. The first edition, widely regarded as one of the leading commentaries on 1 Peter, has sold over 22,000 copies. The second edition takes recent scholarship into account and has been updated and revised throughout.

Jobes takes a historical-grammatical approach to exegeting 1 Peter and considers the possibility that the original readers of the letter were actual exiles who had known Peter in some other location, probably Rome. She analyzes each discourse unit of the Greek text with a view toward not only what the letter meant in its original setting but how it speaks to readers today.

As with all BECNT volumes, this commentary features an acclaimed, user-friendly design and admirably achieves the dual aims of the series—academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility—making it a useful tool for pastors, church leaders, students, and teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540965783
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/18/2022
Series: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Karen H. Jobes (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, Emerita, at Wheaton College and Graduate School. She is the author of several books, including John through Old Testament Eyes, Invitation to the Septuagint (with Moisés Silva), Letters to the Church, and 1, 2, 3 John. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Series Preface ix

Author's Preface to the Second Edition xi

Author's Preface to the First Edition xiii

Abbreviations xv

Transliteration xix

Map xxi

Introduction to 1 Peter 1

I A Greeting to the Christian Diaspora of Asia Minor (1:1-2) 63

II The Opening of the Letter: Reassurance for God's People (1:3-2:10) 81

A Doxology as the Basis for the Christian Life (1:3-12) 83

B Be What You Are (1:13-2:3) 108

C The Identity of God's People (2:4-10) 141

III As God's People, Live Godly Lives (2:11-4:11) 165

A Commendable Social Behavior as God's People (2:11-3:7) 166

B The Inner Qualities of Righteous Living (3:8-12) 214

C Suffering Unjustly for the Name of Christ (3:13-4:11) 226

IV Consolation for the Suffering Flock (4:12-5:11) 281

A Final Thoughts about Suffering for Christ (4:12-1.9) 282

B Final Exhortations to the Community (5:1-11) 296

V The Closing of the Letter: Final Words and Greetings (5:12-14) 316

Excursus: The Syntax of 1 Peter: How Good Is the Greek? 323

Works Cited 337

Index of Subjects 355

Index of Authors 359

Index of Greek Words 363

Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings 365

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