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The Anchor Yale Bible: 1 Peter
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The Anchor Yale Bible: 1 Peter


Yale University Press 2008

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The significance of 1 Peter for the formation of Christianity stands in sharp contrast to its brevity. John H. Elliott, a leading authority on this letter, brings its significance to life in this magnificent addition to the renowned Anchor Yale Bible.

Elliott sets the letter into context, covering its literary, historical, theological, and linguistic elements. In detailed, accessible discussions, he draws on the latest research to illuminate the social and cultural influences on the church in its initial years. Treating such important Petrine concerns as living honorably in a hostile society, finding meaning in suffering, and resisting social assimilation as the elect and holy family of God, the translation, notes, and commentary in this volume will help readers appreciate the powerful and enduring message of this fascinating letter.

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Key Features

  • Offers original translations, including alternative translations, annotations, and variants
  • Provides verse-by-verse commentary on the text
  • Presents the reader with historical background, including analysis of authorship and dating
  • Features an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary literature


  • Epistolary Prescript (1:1–2)
  • By God’s Mercy Believers are Reborn an Elect and Holy People (1:3–2:10)
    • Praise to God for the Saving Benefits of His Mercy (1:3–12)
    • The Hope and Holy Conduct of the Children of God (1:13–21)
    • Familial Love and Rebirth through the Word of the Gospel (1:22–25)
    • Renunciation of Evil; Nourishment and Growth of the Reborn through the Word (2:1–3)
    • Election and Rejection: Christ, Believers, Nonbelievers—The Consolidation and Honor of the Household of God (2:4–10)
  • Transition: As Aliens and Strangers, Maintain Honorable Conduct among the Gentiles to the Glory of God (2:11–12)
  • Honorable Subordinate Conduct in Civil and Domestic Realms (2:13–3:12)
    • Honorable Subordinate Conduct in the Civil Realm (2:13–17)
    • Honorable Subordinate Conduct in the Domestic Realm: Household Slaves and the Servant of God (2:18–25)
    • Honorable Conduct in the Domestic Realm: Subordinate Wives (3:1–6) and Respectful Husbands (3:7)
    • Honorable Conduct in Civil and Domestic Realms: Concluding Exhortation to All (3:8–12)
  • Doing What Is Right in the Face of Hostility (3:13–4:6)
    • Doing What Is Right Despite Suffering (3:13–17)
    • Christ, the Suffering Righteous One: His Suffering, Death, and Resurrection as the Basis of Believers’ Salvation and Vindication (3:18–22)
    • Obedience to God’s Will Distinguishing Suffering Believers from Sinful Outsiders; God’s Condemnation of Sinners and Vindication of the Faithful (4:1–6)
  • Maintaining the Solidarity of the Household of God to the Glory of God (4:7–11)
  • Honor and Joy in Suffering, Communal Unity, and Trust in God (4:12–5:11)
    • Suffering and Doing What Is Right as Joyous Solidarity with Christ and Honor with God (4:12–19)
    • Maintaining the Unity of the Community: Responsible Elders and Subordinate Younger Persons (5:1–5a)
    • The Mutual Humility of All, Resisting the Devil, and Trusting in God (5:5b–11)
  • Epistolary Postscript (5:12–14)

Product Details

  • Title: 1 Peter
  • Author: John H. Elliott
  • Series: Anchor Yale Bible (AYB)
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 992

About John H. Elliott

John H. Elliott is professor of theology and religious studies at the University of San Francisco, a Lutheran clergyman, and a cofounder of the Context Group. In addition to numerous publications on various New Testament writings, especially from a social-scientific perspective, his books on 1 Peter include The Elect and the Holy, A Home for the Homeless, and the commentary on 1–2 Peter and Jude in the Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament.