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First Epistle 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).
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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
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
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
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”
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
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.
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.
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.
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