Peter's first letter to the early churches is a significant expression of New Testament theology and pastoral care, and Peter Davids seeks to combine these elements in The First Epistle to Peter [NICNT].
This volume explicates the letter to show how the early church applied Jesus' sayings and the Old Testament writings to contemporary concerns. Peter Davids' own translation is the starting point for his clearly written, well-balanced discussions on each verse. He draws frequent parallels to ancient literature, interacts with other works on 1 Peter, and presents one of the most up-to-date bibliographies on the book.
Peter H. Davids is professor of biblical theology at St.Stephen's University, St. Stephen, New Brunswick. He is also the coeditor of Dictionary of the Later NewTestament and Its Developments.
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