I Peter A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

ISBN-10: 0385413637

ISBN-13: 9780385413633

Edition: 2000

Authors: John Hall Elliott

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John H. Elliott, a scholar known for his insights into the social and cultural aspects of the early Church, explores the key passages of the first epistle of Peter and presents a comprehensive commentary on it.
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/17/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 980
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

List of Maps
Principal Abbreviations
Other Abbreviations
Introductory Overview
Genre and Integrity
Sources and Affinities
The Citation and Use of Sacred Scripture
Affinities with Other Literature and Traditions of Israel
Affinities with Greco-Roman Thought, Diction, and Culture
New Testament Affinities and Common Christian Tradition
From Literary Dependency to Common Use of Preexistent Tradition: A Shift in Theories
Forms of Christian Tradition Employed in 1 Peter
The Relation of 1 Peter to Paul and the Pauline Writings: A Reappraisal
Petrine Tradition in the New Testment
Vocabulary, Style, and Compositional Devices and Patterns
Compositional Devices and Patterns
Literary Structure and Outline
The Addressees and Their Situation
The Geographical Location of the Addressees
The Persons and Groups Addressed: A Social Profile
The Precarious Situation of the Addressees
Aim, Strategy, and Theological Concepts
Peter as Author
The Secretary Hypothesis and Silvanus as Amanuensis
I Peter as a Pseudonymous Letter
Place of Composition
Date of Composition
The Date before Which 1 Peter Was Written
The Date after Which 1 Peter Was Written
External Attestation and Canonicity
External Attestation
The Text of 1 Peter and Its Transmission
The Historical, Social, and Theological Significance of 1 Peter
Commentaries on 1 Peter
Studies on 1 Peter and Peter the Apostle
Other Literature
Translation, Notes, General Comments, and Detailed Comments
I Peter
Epistolary Prescript (1:1-2)
Detailed Comment: Peter, His Name, and His Role in the New Testament and Early Church
By God's Mercy Believers Are Reborn an Elect and Holy People (1:3-2:10)
Praise to God for the Saving Benefits of His Mercy (1:3-12)
The Hope and Holy Conduct of the Children of God (1:13-21)
Familial Love and Rebirth through the World of the Gospel (1:22-25)
Renunciation of Evil; Nourishment and Growth of the Reborn through the Word (2:1-3)
Election and Rejection: Christ, Believers, Nonbelievers--The Consolidation and Honor of the Household of God (2:4-10)
Detailed Comment: 1 Peter 2:5, 9 and the Doctrine of the Priesthood of All Believers
Transition: As Aliens and Strangers, Maintain Honorable Conduct Among the Gentiles to the Glory of God (2:11-12)
Detailed Comment 1: 1 Peter 2:11-12 as a Structural Transition
Detailed Comment 2: "Resident Aliens and Strangers"
Honorable Subordinate Conduct in Civil and Domestic Realms (2:13-3:12)
Honorable Subordinate Conduct in the Civil Realm (2:13-17)
Detailed Comment: Theories regarding the Traditions Employed in 1 Peter 2:13-17 and Related Units
Honorable Subordinate Conduct in the Domestic Realm: Household Slaves and the Servant of God (2:18-25)
Detailed Comment: Tradition and Redaction in 1 Peter 2:21-25
Honorable Conduct in the Domestic Realm: Subordinate Wives (3:1-6) and Respectful Husbands (3:7)
Detailed Comment: Reading 1 Peter 3:1-7 Today-The Hermeneutical Problem and Contextualizing Gender Constructs
Honorable Conduct in Civil and Domestic Realms: Concluding Exhortation to All (3:8-12)
Doing What Is Right in the Face of Hostility (3:13-4:6)
Doing What is Right despite Suffering (3:13-17)
Christ the Suffering Righteous One: His Suffering, Death, and Resurrection as the Basis of Believers' Salvation and Vindication (3:18-22)
Detailed Comment 1: Traditions and Redaction in 1 Peter 3:18-22
Detailed Comment 2: 1 Peter 3:19 and the Doctrine of Christ's Descent into Hell (Descensus Christi ad infera/inferos)
Obedience to God's Will Distinguishing Suffering Believers from Sinful Outsiders; God's Condemnation of Sinners and Vindication of the Faithful (4:1-6)
Maintaining the Solidarity of the Household of God to the Glory of God (4:7-11)
Honor and Joy in Suffering, Communal Unity, and Trust in God (4:12-5:11)
Suffering and Doing What Is Right as Joyous Solidarity with Christ and Honor with God (4:12-19)
Maintaining the Unity of the Community: Responsible Elders and Subordinate Younger Persons (5:1-5a)
The Mutual Humility of All, Resisting the Devil, and Trusting in God (5:5b-11)
Epistolary Postscript (5:12-14)
Index of Subjects
Index of Scriptural and Other Ancient References
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