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.
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
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