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1 Peter: A Commentary

ISBN: 9781540962867



Leading New Testament scholar Craig Keener, one of the most trusted exegetes working today, is widely respected for his thorough research, sound judgments, and knowledge of ancient sources. His four-volume magnum opus on Acts has received high praise from all quarters. This commentary on 1 Peter features Keener’s meticulous and comprehensive research and offers a wealth of fresh insights. It will benefit students, pastors, and church leaders alike.

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  • Features Keener’s meticulous and comprehensive research
  • offers a wealth of fresh insights
  • Beneficial for students, pastors, and church leaders
Craig Keener has done us all a great service by his careful evaluation of 1 Peter, taking us systematically through all aspects of the letter, not least its disputed authorship. His extensive scholarly apparatus only contributes to the clarity of the core text, without ever losing the thread of his arguments. This is a book which will assist anyone seriously interested in coming to grips with this particular epistle

—Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Keener presents a fresh translation of 1 Peter and a wealth of primary sources relevant to the historical, cultural, and lexical background of this New Testament letter. Written with clarity from the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor, every interpreter of 1 Peter will want this commentary on their shelf.

—Karen H. Jobes, Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor Emerita of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, Wheaton College

Craig Keener has complemented his massive four volumes on Acts with one nearly as weighty on the brief epistle from the aging Peter in Rome to those in the vast diaspora of provinces in northern Asia Minor. He shows that Paul's letters and echoes of gospel traditions in the epistle reflect the early formulation of a shared Christian faith. Keener also presents a translation--or 'articulation'--of 1 Peter that will jar readers into taking a close look at his treatment of semantics and syntax. Admitting that Peter himself was unlikely to be familiar with more than part of the Jewish and early Christian material, Keener employs the massive encyclopedia of ancient Greek and Roman literature, philosophy, and religion from his work on Acts to provide a broader cultural context for words, images, and possible overtones in each phrase.

—Pheme Perkins, Joseph Professor of Catholic Spirituality, Boston College

  • Title: 1 Peter: A Commentary
  • Author: Craig Keener
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2021
  • Logos Release Date: 2021
  • Pages: 608
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. 1 Peter › Commentaries
  • ISBN: 9781540962867
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-06-16T00:51:23Z

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Craig Keener

Dr. Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, and is the author of 17 books, four of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. One, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, has sold more than half a million copies. He has authored scholarly commentaries on Matthew, John (two volumes), Acts (four volumes), and more briefly on Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Revelation. Dr. Keener is married to Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, who spent 18 months as a refugee in her nation of Congo before their marriage.




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  1. Hwa Jin Kim

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  2. MattGZat



    This is a comment on the previous books of Dr. Craig S. Keener: A common dictum of commentators is to 'Leave no stone unturned." His scholarship is made richer by his turning over the gravel, the stone particles, and stone dust to provide us with a firm and informed base from which to preach and/or teach. I heartily support this counsel: Keep the old coat and buy Keener's latest commentary!