1 Peter: A Commentary

1 Peter: A Commentary

by Craig S. Keener
1 Peter: A Commentary

1 Peter: A Commentary

by Craig S. Keener


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Leading New Testament scholar Craig Keener, one of the most trusted exegetes working today, is widely respected for his thorough research, sound judgments, and knowledge of ancient sources. His four-volume magnum opus on Acts has received high praise from all quarters. This commentary on 1 Peter features Keener's meticulous and comprehensive research and offers a wealth of fresh insights. It will benefit students, pastors, and church leaders alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540962867
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/15/2021
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, has served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society, and writes regularly at www.craigkeener.com. He is the author of thirty books, including a four-volume commentary on Acts and commentaries on Matthew, John, Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Revelation.

Table of Contents

Excursuses: A Closer Look ix

Preface xi

Abbreviations xiii

Translation of 1 Peter xxxvii

Introduction to 1 Peter 1

Structure 3

Outline 4

Authorship S

External Attestation 16

Date 25

Provenance and Destination 31

Setting 32

Hope in Suffering 38

1 Epistolary Prescript (1:1-2) 42

2 Praising God for Salvation (1:3-12) 63

3 Live for God's Eternal Values (1:13-2:3) 91

4 God's People (2:4-10) 127

5 Behave Honorably, Refuting Slanders (2:11-17) 146

6 Slaves to Slaveholders (2:18-25) 177

7 "Wives and Husbands (3:1-7) 208

8 General Exhortation before God (3:8-12) 252

9 Behave Honorably, Refuting Slanders (3:13-17) 257

10 Christ's Example (3:18-4:6) 266

11 General Exhortation: Serve Fellow Believers (4:7-11) 312

12 Suffering for and with Christ (4:12-19) 334

13 Elders and the Younger (5:1-7) 352

14 General Exhortation (5:8-11) 381

15 Epistolary Postscript/Closing (5:12-14) 392

Bibliography 415

Index of Subjects 510

Index of Authors and Selected Names 512

Index of Scripture 530

Index of Other Ancient Sources 547

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