1 Peter is often neglected as insignificant compared to Paul's letters. J. Ramsey Michaels in-depth treatment establishes 1 Peter as a major "social tract" written in response to a round of social crises and persecution facing Christians in the first century. The introduction shows how 1 Peter represents a document of a distinctive, non-Pauline Christianity. Michaels cautiously accepts the tradition that the Apostle Peter was the author of this "Diaspora letter" to Gentile Christians in Asia Minor, even while taking account of the tradition's difficulties. The Word Biblical Commentary is a scholarly approach to the scriptures.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 315 Vendor: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 1988 Dimensions: 9.50 X 6.25 (inches)
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.
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