(PUBFortress)The widely respected professor of biblical interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia and general editor of Harper's Bible Dictionary tackles one of the least-understood general Epistles, filling in much background from the ancient world and concentrating on theological thrusts. 438 pages, hardcover.
One of the general or catholic epistles near the end of the New Testament, this letter traditionally attributed to the apostle Peter contains important ideas and reveals a fascinating relationship to the surrounding literary world. The book shows what problems Christians faced at the time the epistle was written and how the author addressed them. The commentary discusses the Greek original, with translation, verse by verse.