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1 Peter (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament | BECNT)

ISBN: 9781441250995

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In this addition to the acclaimed BECNT series, Karen H. Jobes provides a fresh, insightful commentary on 1 Peter that will help students and pastors understand and apply this important letter to the world in which we live. Throughout the commentary, Jobes emphasizes the Christian's relationship to culture and the place of suffering in the Christian life. She also presents a new suggestion about the original recipients of the letter, highlights the insights provided by the use of the Septuagint in the letter, and challenges prevailing assumptions about the nature of the Greek in the letter.

As with all BECNT volumes, 1 Peter features the author's own translation of the Greek text and detailed interaction with the original text. This commentary admirably achieves the dual aims of the series--academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility.

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“To be holy means that Christians must conform their thinking and behavior to God’s character.” (Page 112)

“This study concludes that those who suffer unjustly because of their faith in Christ have demonstrated that they are willing to be through, or done, with sin by choosing obedience, even if it means suffering.” (Page 265)

“‘Peter intends his readers to understand who they are before God so that they can be who they are in society.’” (Page 3)

“Christian hope is everliving because Christ, the ground of that hope, is everliving. The present reality of the Christian’s life is defined and determined by the reality of the past—the resurrection of Jesus Christ—and is guaranteed into the future because Christ lives forevermore.” (Page 85)

“In other words, the apostle Peter is identifying Jesus Christ as the victor over all evil in both the spirit and the human worlds forevermore.” (Page 244)

[Jobes's] work is marked by deft engagement with the Greek text, dexterous handling of the secondary literature, and clarity of argument, with alternative viewpoints regularly given their due.

—Joel B. Green, Catholic Biblical Quarterly

'How good is the Greek of 1 Peter?' asks Jobes in an excursus to this new volume in the Baker Exegetical Commentary series. She gives evidence that it is good but not so good that Peter the fisherman could not have written it. Her attention to detail throughout and her expertise in the Greek Old Testament make this a work that deserves to be added to a fairly short list of commentaries on 1 Peter that are not to be missed.

—J. Ramsey Michaels, professor of religious studies emeritus, Southwest Missouri State University

Karen Jobes is Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College. She has written the NIV Application Commentary on Esther as well as a detailed study of an ancient Greek version of Esther and is the coauthor of Invitation to the Septuagint.


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  1. Nick Lees

    Nick Lees


    I held off on purchasing this commentary due to the price and began preaching through 1 Peter using IVPNTC and NAC as my primary references. However, it went on sale for 50% off and I snagged it. I am so glad I did. Jobes' work is clearly so much more thorough than the other commentaries I have on 1 Peter. I find myself highlighting so much of it! Insightful comments and well-referenced too. Definitely worth the purchase.
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    Eight ratings, and not a single word to say about it?
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