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Addressees of Peter
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The first of two New Testament letters attributed to the Apostle Peter; encourages Christians to maintain hope while suffering.The intended recipients of 1 Peter appear to have been facing significant hardships as a result of social and governmental opposition to their faith in Christ (1 Pet 2:19–20; 3:14–17; 4:16; 19). The author advises believers to endure suffering, following the example of Christ (1 Pet 2:21).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Peter, First Letter of
Peter, First Letter of The first of two New Testament letters attributed to the Apostle Peter; encourages Christians to maintain hope while suffering.The intended recipients of 1 Peter appear to have been facing significant hardships as a result of social and governmental opposition to their faith in
Peter, Second Letter of
Peter, Second Letter of Attributed to Peter, the disciple of Jesus. Second Peter is often overlooked by New Testament readers for several reasons, including its brevity, lack of notable themes, difficult style, and debates over its reception in church history. However, 2 Peter adds to the New Testament
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Peter, First Epistle of
PETER, FIRST EPISTLE OF. One of the so-called Catholic Epistles in the NT; written by, or in the name of, Peter the apostle to Christians of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.A. IntroductionB. Ancient Reception and Modern ReassessmentC. Literary Genre and IntegrityD. Literary Relations
Peter, Second Epistle of
PETER, SECOND EPISTLE OF. A composition of the post-apostolic period that claims to be the testament of the apostle Peter dispatched as a letter. It is included in the canonical NT.A. IntroductionB. Reception and ImportanceC. Literary Genre and PseudonymityD. SourcesE. Style and StructureF. Situation
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Peter, First Letter of
PETER, FIRST LETTER OF First of two general epistles authored by Peter.PreviewAuthorDestination, Origin, DateBackgroundPurpose and Theological TeachingContentAuthor The author says he is the apostle Peter (1 Pt 1:1), a witness of Christ’s sufferings (5:1)—thus one of the original apostles
Peter, Second Letter of
PETER, SECOND LETTER OF The second, general epistle authored by Peter.PreviewAuthorDate, Origin, DestinationBackgroundPurpose and Theological TeachingContentAuthor The author is clearly identified in 1:1 as Simon Peter, one of the 12 apostles chosen by Jesus. However, two things should be
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Peter, First Letter Of
Peter, First Letter of, the first of two nt letters attributed to the apostle Peter (1:1) and one of the seven Catholic (or General) Letters.Contents: The letter opens with a salutation that identifies the author as “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ” and designates the readers as “exiles of the Dispersion”
Peter, Second Letter Of
Peter, Second Letter of, a second letter in the nt collection purported to be from the apostle Peter (3:1) and classified as one of the seven Catholic (or General) Letters. Most scholars regard the letter as pseudepigraphical. Parts of 2 Peter are remarkably similar to Jude.Contents: The letter opens
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Peter, First Epistle of (Writing)
PETER, FIRST EPISTLE OFAuthorshipThe First Epistle of Peter not only carries the name of the apostle, but also reflects in some degree his temperament and experience. The author calls himself “an apostle of Jesus Christ” (1:1) and a fellow-elder (5:1). He alludes to the new hope given him by the resurrection
Peter, Second Epistle of (Writing)
PETER, SECOND EPISTLE OFThis letter was designed to warn its readers against the peril of apostasy, as 1 Peter was a preparation for suffering. Like the first epistle, it bears the name of Peter, and it refers to a previous letter by the same author, which may well be. Peter (2 Pet 3:1).Authorship
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Peter, First Epistle of (Writing)
PETER, FIRST EPISTLE OF. The letter is sent in the name of the apostle, to whose status and experience there is a modest allusion in 5:1. A certain function is ascribed to Silvanus (5:12)—almost certainly the *Silas of Acts. The address is the widest in the NT (1:1); to the Christians of five provinces
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Peter, First Letter Of
Peter, First Letter ofA letter of encouragement addressed to the “exiles of the Dispersion” in the northwest corner of Asia Minor. Beyond the fact of genre and addressees, 1 Peter remains a disputed letter which shows how early Christians encouraged one another in a situation of persecution.
Peter, Second Letter Of
Peter, Second Letter ofOne of the seven “catholic” or “general” epistles. On the basis of 3:1 (“this is … the second letter I am writing to you”) it is assumed that the same audience is intended as in 1 Peter, although no such specific reference occurs. The situation, style, and content indicate that
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Peter, First Letter of (Writing)
Peter, First Letter of. †One of the Catholic Epistles and the twenty-first book of the New Testament; a letter from Peter (or someone writing in Peter’s name) to Christians of Asia Minor.
Peter, Second Letter of (Writing)
Peter, Second Letter of. †One of the Catholic Epistles, the twenty-second book of the New Testament, in the form of a letter from the apostle Peter or someone writing in his name.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Peter, Letters Of
PETER, LETTERS OF Two letters in the New Testament allegedly written by Peter. Together with the letters of James, John, and Jude, the two letters of Peter are called “Catholic Epistles” because they appear to be addressed to all Christians rather than to particular communities. Both of Peter’s letters
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
1 Peter
1 PeterThe Gospels consistently present the apostle Peter as leader and spokesperson among Jesus’ disciples, a role he continues to play in the beginnings of the Christian movement as described in the first half of the book of Acts. It is not surprising, therefore, that two NT letters bear his name.
2 Peter
2 PeterSecond Peter presents itself as a testament or farewell discourse of the apostle Peter, written in the form of a letter shortly before his death (2 Pet 1:14). Its object is to remind the readers of Peter’s teaching and to defend this teaching against objections raised by false teachers who were